EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Imitative. Compare German köken (to vomit).

VerbEdit

keck (third-person singular simple present kecks, present participle kecking, simple past and past participle kecked)

  1. (intransitive) To retch or heave as if to vomit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Celtic.

NounEdit

keck (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal) The cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris).

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

keck (uncountable)

  1. (Isle of Man) animal dung
ReferencesEdit
  • 1924, Sophia Morrison, Edmund Goodwin, A vocabulary of the Anglo-Manx dialect (page 98).

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German quec, from Old High German quec, from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive). Doublet of quick, which is from Low German. Cognate with Dutch kwiek, English quick; further with Latin vīvus, Russian живой (živoj).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɛk/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

keck (comparative kecker, superlative am kecksten)

  1. sassy; cheeky (bold and spirited)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: kek
  • Danish: kæk
  • Norwegian: kjekk
  • Swedish: käck

Further readingEdit

  • keck in Duden online

ManxEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cacc (dung, excrement).

NounEdit

keck m (genitive singular keck, plural keckyn)

  1. faeces, excrement, defecation
  2. droppings
  3. dung, ordure
  4. (vulgar) shit, crap

InterjectionEdit

keck

  1. (vulgar) Shit!, Fuck!, Crap!

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish caccaid (excretes, verb), from cacc (dung, excrement).

VerbEdit

keck (verbal noun keckey, past participle keckit)

  1. excrete, defecate
  2. (vulgar) shit, crap

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
keck check geck
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.