Meaning of AUK in English

I. ˈȯk noun

( -s )

Etymology: Norwegian or Icelandic alk, alka, from Old Norse ālka; akin to Latin olor swan, Middle Irish ela, and perhaps to Greek elea a marsh bird

: any of several black and white short-necked diving seabirds of the family Alcidae that breed in colder parts of the northern hemisphere, laying their eggs in the open on ledges of cliffs or sometimes in burrows — see great auk , razorbill


II. ˈȯk, ˈau̇k noun

( plural auk or auks )

Usage: usually capitalized

1. : a Tlingit people on Stephens Passage and Douglas and Admiralty islands, Alaska

2. : a member of the Auk people

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