See also: Geck

English edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch gek or Low German geck, from an imitative verb found in North Sea Germanic and Scandinavian/North Germanic meaning "to croak, cackle," and also "to mock, cheat" (Dutch gekken, German gecken, Danish gjække, Swedish gäcka).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Noun edit

geck (countable and uncountable, plural gecks)

  1. Scorn; derision; contempt.
  2. (archaic, derogatory, poetic) Fool; idiot; imbecile.

Verb edit

geck (third-person singular simple present gecks, present participle gecking, simple past and past participle gecked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To jeer; to show contempt for.
  2. To cheat or trick.

References edit

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “geck”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)