Definition of uke in US English:

uke

noun

informal
  • short for ukulele
    • ‘I'd have been very pleased indeed if my interest in learning the uke had lasted a whole year.’
    • ‘Sick of covering the burning paper mache dragon on 34th Street, reporters and film crews swarmed the uke players.’
    • ‘‘I always felt they came to a stop whenever I had to play the uke,’ he recounted.’
    • ‘So instead, I board the train with a pack on my back, a uke in my hand, and a song in my heart, attracting wary glances from everybody else on the platform.’
    • ‘When, in the early 20th century, mainland America fell in love with Hawaii, it fell in love with the uke too.’

Pronunciation

uke

/juk//yo͞ok/