dekko

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi देखो (dekho), imperative of देखना (dekhnā) / دیکھنا(dekhnā, to see, to look).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdekəʊ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

dekko (plural dekkos)

  1. (Britain, slang) A look; a glance.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      But now there was a listlessness about her, not the listlessness of the cat Augustus but more that of the female in the picture in the Louvre, of whom Jeeves, on the occasion when he lugged me there to take a dekko at her, said that here was the head upon which all the ends of the world are come.

Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English [Term?].

Verb[edit]

dekko

  1. to drop

References[edit]

  • 2004, William McGregor, The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia, Taylor & Francis.