gekker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Scottish zoologist and conservationist David Macdonald in the 1970s, who said in 2014 of gekkering: "I believe it comes from the German word gekkern, and I adapted it, and is probably onomatopoeic".[1]

Verb[edit]

gekker (third-person singular simple present gekkers, present participle gekkering, simple past and past participle gekkered)

  1. To make a series of stuttering throaty vocalizations in the manner of foxes when encountering a rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Answer #144144, by user 'KitFox', at English Language & Usage Stack Exchange