Last modified on 19 February 2015, at 19:48

Geck

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German geck (fool). The same word was later borrowed again in a Ripuarian form as jeck (crazy) and Jeck (fool; carnival reveler).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Geck m (genitive Gecken or Gecks, plural Gecken)

  1. (somewhat dated) dandy, poser (vain, narcisstic man)

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

SynonymsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Geck in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

NounEdit

Geck m (plural Gecken)

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