kek

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See also: kék, kèk, and KÉK

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Keke is the Korean equivalent of the English "haha". Since this is often used in Starcraft matches, Blizzard, Starcraft's developers, decided to reference it in World of Warcraft: when a player types "lol" using the /say messaging command, members of the opposing team see it as "kek".

Interjection[edit]

kek

  1. (Internet slang, video games) Used to indicate laughter or humour.
    • 2007 October 13, The Cynic [username], “Re: Nobel Peace belong to me.”, in alt.politics.bush, Usenet[1]:
      Now Freakie boy, for a tasty doggie biscuit, can you try saying that again without any grammatical error?
      kek kek kek kek kek
    • 2013 December 11, Steve Nickolas, “Re: 1984 Apple IIe Owner's Manual”, in comp.sys.apple2, Usenet[2]:
      Top kek.

      I can't believe Apple would derp like THAT, at least the Apple of the mid-1980s.
    • 2014 February 19, Checkmate [username] (quoting [Tor] Friendly Neighborhood Vote> Wrangler Emeritus [username]), “Checkmate's Discount House of Spatulas”, in alt.usenet.kooks, Usenet[3]:
      > "an hour or two a day" "chasing old Checkmate posts."
      >
      >kek

Verb[edit]

kek ‎(third-person singular simple present keks, present participle keking, simple past and past participle kek'd)

  1. To laugh.

Synonyms[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kek n

  1. cake, pie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German keck.

Adjective[edit]

kek

  1. (Netherlands) eye-catching (visually pleasing in a hip or bold manner)
    • 2016 February 19, Thijs Zonneveld, "De beige sjaal van Dick Advocaat is een statement", Algemeen Dagblad.
      Dick doet er niet aan mee. Geen kekke overhemden, geen moeilijke kapsels (al was dat over zijn schedel gekamde haar dat hij vroeger had ook een soort van hip, destijds), geen laklederen laarsjes en geen Only God Can Judge Me-tatoeage in zijn nek.
  2. (Netherlands, by extension) fashionable
  3. (Netherlands) sassy (bold and spirited; cheeky)
    • 2013 October 13, Sjoerd Hartholt, "Zo stoppen we de terreur van de straatwervers", HP/De Tijd.
      In feite is het verschil met bedelende zwervers niet heel groot, alleen zijn die meestal veel minder opdringerig en aanwezig. Een ander verschil is dat straatwervers vaak kekke meisjes en jongens zijn die bovendien zeggen dat je kapsel tof is en dat je een relaxt persoon lijkt.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (sassy, spirited): kittig
  • (visually appealing): blits

Fiji Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English cake.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kek

  1. cake

References[edit]


Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

kek

  1. cake

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [çe:k]

Verb[edit]

kek

  1. past tense of kike

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English cake.

Noun[edit]

kek ‎(definite accusative keki, plural kekler)

  1. cake

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]
  • It's called "pasta" when it's with cream filling

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

kek ‎(plural keks)

  1. cake

Declension[edit]


Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

kek

  1. flea