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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hɛk/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Etymology 1Edit

Late 19th century, originally dialectal northern English, from a euphemistic alteration of hell.[1][2]

InterjectionEdit

heck

  1. (euphemistic) Hell.
    What the heck are you doing?
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NounEdit

heck (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Hell.
    You can go to heck as far as I'm concerned.
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Etymology 2Edit

See hatch (a half door).

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NounEdit

heck (plural hecks)

  1. The bolt or latch of a door.
  2. A rack for cattle to feed at.
  3. A door, especially one partly of latticework.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  4. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
  5. (weaving) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
  6. A bend or winding of a stream.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ Wright, Joseph (1902) The English Dialect Dictionary[1], volume 3, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 125

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VerbEdit

heck

  1. singular imperative of hecken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of hecken

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NounEdit

heck

  1. Alternative form of hacche