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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uke, ukulele(noun)

    a small guitar having four strings


  1. uke(Noun)


  2. Uke(Noun)

    A Ukrainian.

  3. Origin: From ukulele by shortening


  1. Uke

    In Japanese martial arts, the uke is the person who "receives" a technique. The exact role of uke also known as a partner, varies between the different arts and often within the art itself depending on the situation. For instance in aikido, judo kata, and bujinkan ninjutsu uke initiates an attack against his partner, who then defends, whereas in competition judo, there is no designated uke.


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