GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German. In a Rhenish form, the same word was later borrowed again 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 many a time in standard usage.

DeclensionEdit

Weak declension
Strong declension

SynonymsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

NounEdit

Geck m (plural Gecken)

  1. (pejorative) madman, lunatic, maniac
  2. fool, crackpot
Last modified on 18 March 2014, at 01:06