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proper noun 
  1. A private university in North Carolina.
  2. (given name, male)

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noun 
  1. The male ruler of a duchy (compare duchess).
  2. A high title of nobility; the male holder of a dukedom.
  3. Grand duke.
  4. (slang, usually in plural dukes) A fist.
Put up your dukes!
This is thought to be derived from Wikipedia:Cockney rhyming slang, Cockney rhyming slang where Duke(s) of York = Fork. Fork is itself cockney slang for hand, and thus fist.
Etymology: From Old (and modern) French duc, from Latin dux.


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