Definitions for duckdʌk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duck(noun)

    small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

  2. duck, duck's egg(noun)

    (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

  3. duck(noun)

    flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

  4. duck(verb)

    a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

  5. duck(verb)

    to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

    "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

  6. duck(verb)

    submerge or plunge suddenly

  7. dip, douse, duck(verb)

    dip into a liquid

    "He dipped into the pool"

  8. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"


  1. Duck(ProperNoun)

    A surname.

  2. Origin: From douken, from *, from dūkanan. Akin to German tauchen, Dutch duiken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duck(noun)

    a pet; a darling

  2. Duck(noun)

    a linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing

  3. Duck(noun)

    the light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates

  4. Duck(verb)

    to thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw

  5. Duck(verb)

    to plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy

  6. Duck(verb)

    to bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion

  7. Duck(verb)

    to go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip

  8. Duck(verb)

    to drop the head or person suddenly; to bow

  9. Duck(verb)

    any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae

  10. Duck(verb)

    a sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water

  11. Origin: [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken, OHG. thhan, MHG. tucken, tcken, tchen, G. tuchen. Cf. 5th Duck.]


  1. Duck

    Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family; they do not represent a monophyletic group but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'duck' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2866

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'duck' in Nouns Frequency: #1935

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chico Marx, "The Coconuts" "1929-Movie":

    Why a duck?

  2. Malcolm Forbes:

    When in doubt, duck.

  3. John Glisson:

    It's raining virus in the form of duck and goose poop.

  4. Mike Huckabee:

    It's clear that gun-free zones are sitting-duck zones.

  5. Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez:

    He was a fool.As public as Penn is he will be a sitting duck.

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