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  • Pronunciation: /ˈmɛˌkːa/; alternative pronunciation for verb definitions 1 and 2, /ˈmeːˌka/.

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably derived from mekanik (mechanics) or mekaniker (mechanic). Definition 3 of the verb can be found in lyrics in popular music from 1994 (see citations) and is most likely derived from definitions 1 and 2.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • meka (more standard)


mecka (present meckar, preterite meckade, supine meckat, imperative mecka)

  1. (colloquial) to repair or improve a car or technical equipment
    Hon meckar med sin bil på lördagarna.
    She works on her car on Saturdays.
  2. (colloquial) to tinker with
    Nu har jag meckat med den här datorn i timmar utan att förstå hur den funkar.
    I've tinkered with this computer for hours without understanding how it works.
  3. (slang) to prepare cannabis for consumption (through smoking)
    Kan du mecka klart den där jointen någon gång?
    Can you finish that joint already?

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since 1965 according to Nationalencyklopediens ordbok. From the Swedish spelling of Mecca, the holiest site of Islam.


mecka n

  1. mecca; a pilgrimage site, a shrine, a place where something has been developed or refined, or where this is particularly well-represented and common
    Jag ska åka till Las Vegas, hasardspelens mecka.
    I'm going to Las Vegas, the gambling mecca.