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Language: Old English
Origin: duce

duck

1 noun
     
duck
Related topics: Food Dish, Cricket, Birds
duck1 S3
1 [countable]HBB a very common water bird with short legs and a wide beak, used for its meat, eggs, and soft feathers
2 [countable]HBB a female duck [↪ drake]
3 [uncountable]DFF the meat of a duck used as food:
roast duck with orange sauce
4

take to something like a duck to water

to learn how to do something very easily:
She took to dancing like a duck to water.
5 also ducks British English spoken used to speak to someone, especially a woman, in a friendly way:
What can I get you, ducks?
6 [countable]DSC a score of zero by a batsman in a game of cricket

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