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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German geck (fool). The same word has later been borrowed again from Ripuarian as jeck (crazy) and Jeck (fool; carnival reveler).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Geck m (genitive Gecken or Gecks, plural Gecken)

  1. (somewhat dated) dandy, coxcomb, poser (vain, narcisstic man)
    Synonyms: Laffe, Stutzer, Zierbengel, Gigerl (chiefly Austria, fashionable in the 1880s), Lackaffe (colloquial), Fatzke (colloquial, regional), Poser (youth slang)

Usage notesEdit

  • The word can be declined according to the weak or the strong pattern. The former is more originally standard, but the latter is also found.

DeclensionEdit

Weak declension
Strong declension

Further readingEdit

  • Geck in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

NounEdit

Geck m (plural Gecken)

  1. (pejorative) madman, lunatic, maniac
  2. fool, crackpot