Ew vs Yuck what difference

what is difference between Ew and Yuck

English

Alternative forms

  • eww
  • euw
  • ieuw
  • ehw

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪʊ̯/, [ɪ̃(ː)ʉ̃͡u]

Etymology

Imitative, ideophonic. Compare oh, ugh.

Interjection

ew (with as many extra ‘e’s and/or ‘w’s as needed for emphasis)

  1. Expression of disgust or nausea.
    Ew! There’s a fly in my soup.
    Ew! This peanut butter tastes disgusting!

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:yuck

Translations

Anagrams

  • WE, w/e, we

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • u, iw, iv, eev, hw, ewe

Etymology

From Old English īw, ēow, from Proto-Germanic *īhwaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iu̯/, /jiu̯/

Noun

ew

  1. yew (Taxus baccata)
  2. yew wood

Descendants

  • English: yew
  • Scots: yew, ewe

References

  • “eu, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-10.

Northern Kurdish

Pronoun

ew (masculine oblique singular , feminine oblique singular , oblique plural wan)

  1. he, she, it, they


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jʌk/
  • Homophone: yuk
  • Rhymes: -ʌk

Etymology 1

Perhaps imitative. Akin to Dutch jak (disgusting). First appeared in the 1960s.

Interjection

yuck

  1. Uttered to indicate disgust usually toward an objectionable taste or odour. [from 1966]
    Antonym: yum
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:yuck
Derived terms
  • yucky
Translations

Noun

yuck (plural yucks)

  1. (uncountable) Something disgusting.
    • 2003, The New Yorker, 8 Dec 2003
      I fetched an orange from a basket and peeled it [] “Make sure you peel as much of the yuck off as possible,” she said. “I hate the yuck.”
  2. (countable) The sound made by a laugh.
    • 2000, The New Yorker, 13 March 2000
      Given this insecurity, the creators of “The Simpsons” took an extraordinary risk: they decided not to use a laugh track. On almost all other sitcoms, dialogue was interrupted repeatedly by crescendos of phony guffaws (or by the electronically enhanced laughter of live audiences), creating the unreal ebb and flow of sitcom conversation, in which a typical character’s initial reaction to an ostensibly humorous remark could only be to smile archly or look around while waiting for the yucks to die down.

See also

  • yuk

Etymology 2

Compare German jucken, Dutch jeuken, and see itch.

Verb

yuck (third-person singular simple present yucks, present participle yucking, simple past and past participle yucked)

  1. (obsolete) To itch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)

Scots

Etymology

Presumably of the same roots as English chuck, itself from Anglo-Norman choque (compare modern Norman chouque), from Gaulish *śokka (compare Breton soc’h (thick), Old Irish tócht (part, piece).

Verb

yuck (third-person singular present yuck, present participle yuckin, past yuckit, past participle yuckit)

  1. to chuck, to throw

Noun

yuck (plural yucks)

  1. a throw
  2. a small stone that can be thrown

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