gleek

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French glic (a game of cards), of Germanic origin, from or related to Middle High German glücke, gelücke (luck); or from or related to Middle Dutch gelīc (like, alike). More at luck, like.

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gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. A once popular game of cards played by three people.
  2. Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of everything.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse *gleikr, leikr (sport, play, game), from Proto-Germanic *galaikaz (jump, play), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAig'- (to jump, spring, play). Cognate with Old English ġelācan (to play a trick on, delude), Scots glaik (a glance of the eye, deception, trick, n.), Scots glaik (to trick, trifle with, v.). More at lake.

Noun[edit]

gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. A jest or scoff; trick or deception.
  2. An enticing glance or look.
  3. Good fortune; luck.
  4. (informal) A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
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gleek (third-person singular simple present gleeks, present participle gleeking, simple past and past participle gleeked)

  1. (archaic) To jest, ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
  2. (informal) To discharge a long, thin stream of liquid, (including saliva) through the teeth or from under the tongue, sometimes by pressing the tongue against the salivary glands.
    The man said he “gleeked” on the woman, but did not intentionally spit on her.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Blend of glee and geek

Noun[edit]

gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. (slang) A geek who is involved in a glee club, choir, or singing.

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gleek

  1. First-person singular past of glieken