keck

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative

Verb[edit]

keck (third-person singular simple present kecks, present participle kecking, simple past and past participle kecked)

  1. (intransitive) To retch or heave as if to vomit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Celtic

Noun[edit]

keck (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal) cow parsley

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

keck (uncountable)

  1. (Manx) animal dung
References[edit]
  • 1924, Sophia Morrison, ‎Edmund Goodwin, A vocabulary of the Anglo-Manx dialect (page 98).

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German quec, from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive) (whence Latin vīvus, Russian живой (živoj)). Cognate to English quick and Dutch kwiek (lively).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

keck (comparative kecker, superlative am kecksten)

  1. sassy (bold and spirited; cheeky)

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External links[edit]

  • keck in Duden online