gleg

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

gleg (third-person singular simple present glegs, present participle glegging, simple past and past participle glegged)

  1. (regional) To glance.

Noun[edit]

gleg (plural glegs)

  1. (now rare, regional) A look or glance.
    • 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, p. 308:
      And besides, you'd do the tomb so well. Everybody feels as if they want a gleg at the skeleton in your vault.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

gleg (plural glegs)

  1. Alternative form of cleg

Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gleg (comparative mair gleg, superlative maist gleg)

  1. smart, quick, brisk
  2. alert, quick-witted, keen in sight, hearing, etc.
  3. intelligent, adroit, skilful
  4. (of blades, points, etc) sharp

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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