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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

YUCK, n. Also yeck (Lth., Slk. 1950), yucker, and dim. form yuckie (Edb. 1959). A stone, a pebble (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; em., wm. and s.Sc. 1974).Edb. 1923 Broughton Mag. (Summer) 10:
I flang a muckle yuck at the hoodie and gaed on.
Rxb. 1972 Hawick News (7 Jan.):
The bigger the yuck and the greater the distance, the higher was the reputation of the thrower.

[Orig. schoolboy slang, poss. a reduced form of dyuck, Deuk, in duck-stone. See also Queck.]

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