keak

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

keak (third-person singular simple present keaks, present participle keaking, simple past and past participle keaked)

  1. (archaic) To cackle or laugh.
  2. (Yorkshire) To jerk a limb or tilt the head.

References[edit]

  • (cackle, laugh) Keak, in Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words, by Susan Kelz Sperling, 1977, page 16.
  • (to jerk, to tilt) Keak, in A Glossary of Words Pertaining to the Dialect of Mid-Yorshire..., by C. Clough Robinson, 1867, page 67[1]

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