- 1 English
- 2 Low German
From Middle French, from Old French glic (“a game of cards”), of Germanic origin, from or related to Middle High German glücke, gelücke (“luck”); or from or related to Middle Dutch gelīc (“like, alike”). More at luck, like.
- (uncountable) A once-popular game of cards played by three people.
- (countable) Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of a kind.
Related to Etymology 1. Of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse *gleikr, leikr (“sport, play, game”), from Proto-Germanic *galaikaz (“jump, play”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAig'- (“to jump, spring, play”). Cognate with Old English ġelācan (“to play a trick on, delude”), Scots glaik (“a glance of the eye, deception, trick”, n.), Scots glaik (“to trick, trifle with”, v.). More at lake.
gleek (plural gleeks)
- A jest or scoff; trick or deception.
- An enticing glance or look.
- (informal) A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
- (obsolete, transitive) To ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To jest.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To pass time frivolously.
- (informal) To discharge a long, thin stream of liquid (including saliva) through the teeth or from under the tongue, sometimes by pressing the tongue against the salivary glands.
1999 October 18, Gem, “what can you wiggle?”, in alt.music.soulcoughing, Usenet:
- i just push the tip of my tongue against the roof of my mouth and saliva squirts out in a groovy little arc. i think you'd really have to see it to know what i am talking about. but you can gleek best right after chewing big red gum.
1999 November 15, THAT antix GUY, “the weird personal info”, in alt.rave, Usenet:
- My buddy can gleek (thats what he called it too) but he used highly pressured spit forced out between two teeth with his tounge to do it.
2002 July 21, Sean Wilkinson, “Can you gleek?”, in rec.sport.pro-wrestling, Usenet:
- I used to be able to gleek "by accident" every now and then, but I couldn't figure out how to do it deliberately.
- The man said he “gleeked” on the woman, but did not intentionally spit on her.
gleek (plural gleeks)
- gleek at OneLook Dictionary Search
- gleek in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Spitting#Gleeking on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- First-person singular past of