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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Keke is the Korean equivalent of the English "haha". Since this is often used in StarCraft matches, Blizzard, Starcraft's developers, decided to reference it in World of Warcraft: when a player of the Horde faction types "lol" using the /say messaging command, members of the opposing faction see it as "kek".[1]

InterjectionEdit

kek

  1. (Internet slang, video games) Used to indicate laughter or humour.
    • 2007 October 13, The Cynic [username], “Re: Nobel Peace belong to me.”, in alt.politics.bush, Usenet[8]:
      Now Freakie boy, for a tasty doggie biscuit, can you try saying that again without any grammatical error?
      kek kek kek kek kek
    • 2013 December 11, Steve Nickolas, “Re: 1984 Apple IIe Owner's Manual”, in comp.sys.apple2, Usenet[9]:
      Top kek.

      I can't believe Apple would derp like THAT, at least the Apple of the mid-1980s.
    • 2014 February 19, Checkmate [username] (quoting [Tor] Friendly Neighborhood Vote> Wrangler Emeritus [username]), “Checkmate's Discount House of Spatulas”, in alt.usenet.kooks, Usenet[10]:
      > "an hour or two a day" "chasing old Checkmate posts."
      >
      >kek

Usage notesEdit

Since 2016, the term "kek" has been appropriated by some sectors of the American white supremacist alt-right movement.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

kek (third-person singular simple present keks, present participle keking, simple past and past participle kek'd)

  1. (Internet slang) To laugh.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sarkar, Samit (September 14, 2017), “Bungie explains how Destiny 2 armor resembling hate symbol made it into the game”, in Polygon[1], retrieved August 4, 2018
  2. ^ Moomaw, Graham (February 16, 2017), “In Charlottesville, GOP candidate for governor Corey Stewart allies with alt-right-inspired blogger who wants to protect 'glorious Western civilization'”, in [[w:Richmond Times-Dispatch|]][2]
  3. ^ Mardell, Mark (September 22, 2016), “Naked Nigel, the God Kek and modern politics”, in BBC News[3]
  4. ^ King, James (November 22, 2016), “Cucks & Kek: Racism's Old Guard Reaches Out To An Online Generation”, in [[w:Vocativ|]][4]
  5. ^ Lock, Colm (December 1, 2016), “Harambe and the magic of memes”, in [[w:The Mancunion|]][5], retrieved February 26, 2017
  6. ^ Harkinson, Josh (October 27, 2016), “Meet the White Nationalist Trying To Ride The Trump Train to Lasting Power”, in Mother Jones[6]
  7. ^ Hathaway, Jay (November 7, 2016), “Trump Fans Unleash Last-Minute Flood of Pepe the Frog Memes”, in The Daily Dot[7], retrieved February 26, 2017

AlbanianEdit

NounEdit

kek n

  1. cake, pie

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German keck.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

kek

  1. (Netherlands) eye-catching (visually pleasing in a hip or bold manner)
    • 2016 February 19, Thijs Zonneveld, "De beige sjaal van Dick Advocaat is een statement", Algemeen Dagblad.
      Dick doet er niet aan mee. Geen kekke overhemden, geen moeilijke kapsels (al was dat over zijn schedel gekamde haar dat hij vroeger had ook een soort van hip, destijds), geen laklederen laarsjes en geen Only God Can Judge Me-tatoeage in zijn nek.
  2. (Netherlands, by extension) fashionable
  3. (Netherlands) sassy (bold and spirited; cheeky)
    • 2013 October 13, Sjoerd Hartholt, "Zo stoppen we de terreur van de straatwervers", HP/De Tijd.
      In feite is het verschil met bedelende zwervers niet heel groot, alleen zijn die meestal veel minder opdringerig en aanwezig. Een ander verschil is dat straatwervers vaak kekke meisjes en jongens zijn die bovendien zeggen dat je kapsel tof is en dat je een relaxt persoon lijkt.

SynonymsEdit


Fiji HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cake.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kek

  1. cake

ReferencesEdit


MalayEdit

NounEdit

kek

  1. cake

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): [çeːk]

VerbEdit

kek

  1. past tense of kike

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cake.

NounEdit

kek

  1. cake

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cake.

NounEdit

kek (definite accusative keki, plural kekler)

  1. cake

Usage notesEdit

  • It's called "pasta" when it's with cream filling

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative kek
Definite accusative keki
Singular Plural
Nominative kek kekler
Definite accusative keki kekleri
Dative keke keklere
Locative kekte keklerde
Ablative kekten keklerden
Genitive kekin keklerin

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

kek (plural keks)

  1. cake

DeclensionEdit


ZazakiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

kek

  1. flea
  2. mister
  3. cake