yeke

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ȝek, ȝeac, from Old English ġēac (cuckoo, gawk), from Proto-Germanic *gaukaz (cuckoo), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAuǵ-, *gʰegʰAuǵ- (cuckoo). Cognate with Scots gowk (cuckoo), German Gauch (cuckoo), Danish gøg (cuckoo), Swedish gök (cuckoo). See also gawk, gowk.

Noun[edit]

yeke (plural yekes)

  1. (UK dialectal) A cuckoo.