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cleck

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Scots cleck, from Old Norse klekja.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cleck (third-person singular simple present clecks, present participle clecking, simple past and past participle clecked)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) To hatch (of birds); colloquially, of people, to be born.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 46:
      Poor he might be, but the creature wasn't yet clecked that might put on its airs with him, John Guthrie.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse klekja.

VerbEdit

tae cleck (third-person singular simple present clecks, present participle cleckin, simple past cleckit, past participle cleckit)

  1. to hatch, to be born