[Ads-l] uck

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 16:28:20 EDT 2018


Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/uck <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/uck>) gives “uck” as an alternative spelling of “yuck”.

The Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=uck <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=uck>) has meanings such as “blowjob”, “give a blowjob”, “give a fingerjob (to a woman)”.

SaferLondon has an article (https://saferlondon.org.uk/case_studies/sarah-14/ <https://saferlondon.org.uk/case_studies/sarah-14/>) from June discussing uck parties, in which a girl was coerced into giving uck, which led to more.

The Evening Standard (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/underage-girls-lured-by-social-media-to-sex-and-drug-uck-parties-a3879786.html <https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/underage-girls-lured-by-social-media-to-sex-and-drug-uck-parties-a3879786.html>) has more of the same.

Today Vice (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594xx3/an-uck-party-is-child-sexual-exploitation-under-a-new-name <https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594xx3/an-uck-party-is-child-sexual-exploitation-under-a-new-name>) has an article about “uck parties” in which boys or girls are given drugs/alcohol and coerced into sexual acts, generally going beyond regular uck.

It seems that “uck" is a euphemism for sexual acts and seems mainly in in use in the UK.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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