claik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots claik, from Old Norse klaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

claik ‎(third-person singular simple present claiks, present participle claiking, simple past and past participle claiked)

  1. (Scotland) To honk or cry like a goose.

Noun[edit]

claik ‎(plural claiks)

  1. (Scotland) The cry of a goose, or other bird.
  2. (Scotland) Gossip; a gossip.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 79:
      you might hide with your lass on the top of Ben Nevis and have your bit pleasure there, but ten to one when you got up to go home there'd be Mistress Munro or some claik of her kidney, near sniggering herself daft with delight at your shame.
  3. The barnacle goose.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse klaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

claik (plural claiks)

  1. honk (of a goose)
  2. gossip
  3. barnacle goose