Ruck Ruckus. Fight.

Not specific to London, but widely used. A fight, usually serious, as oppose to a play fight.

"You lookin' for a ruck?"

Short form of ruckus.

Part of the London Slang Project

Ruck (?), n.

A roc.

[Obs. or prov. Eng.]



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Ruck, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rucked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Rucking.] [Icel hrukkast to wrinkle, hrukka wrinkle, fold.]

To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet.



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Ruck, n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. Ruck, v. t.]

A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.


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Ruck, v. i. [Cf. Dan. ruge to brood, to hatch.]

To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Gower. South.

The sheep that rouketh in the fold. Chaucer.


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Ruck, n. [Cf. Ruck.]


A heap; a rick.

[Prov Eng. & Scot.]


The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race.


The ruck in society as a whole. Lond. Sat. Rev.


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