We know that duck is sometimes a tasty meal, however, how did the term "duck" referring to watchout, lower your head, etc. come about?
#106919. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Jul 07 09 7:57 PM)
It seems as simple as evolving from its more literal meaning, of to thrust one's head under water, to evade.|
Middle English douken; akin to Old High German tūhhan to dive, Old English dūce duck
Date: 14th century
transitive verb1: to thrust under water2: to lower (as the head) quickly : bow3: avoid, evade intransitive verb
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