1. [mid-19C+] (US, also dock, juke) a hand, usu. in pl.; also in fig. use; thus dukefull, a handful; occas. an arm.
2. [mid-19C+] in pl., the fists.
3. [1900s–40s] (US Und.) a form of confidence game.
4. [1910s–50s] a hand of cards.
5. [1930s–70s] in boxing, a decision [the referee raises the winning boxer’s hand].
6. [1940s] (US black) in pl., knees.
7. [1950s] the bill, usu. in a restaurant.
see fist city under fist n.
[1930s] (US Und.) a gambler who cheats at cards.
[1960s–70s] to make a complete mess of something.
[1910s] (US Und.) to read an opponent’s cards by some form of fraud.
1. [1970s+] of a male homosexual, to have anal intercourse.
2. to have sexual intercourse.
3. [1980s] (US black/prison) of a man, to have sexual intercourse with a man who, at least while in prison, is posing (and poss. dressing) as a woman.
1. to hand over money.
2. to give a bribe.
[1970s+] (Aus.) to fool, to take advantage of by trickery.
[late 19C+] to (prepare to) fight.
[1910s] (US Und.) to work as a palm-reader.
see duke v.1 (1)
[1910s-50s] (US Und.) to reveal one’s intentions.