yeke

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ȝek, ȝeac, from Old English ġēac ‎(cuckoo, gawk), from Proto-Germanic *gaukaz ‎(cuckoo), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAuǵ-, *gʰegʰAuǵ- ‎(cuckoo). Cognate with Scots gowk ‎(cuckoo), German Gauch ‎(cuckoo), Danish gøg ‎(cuckoo), Swedish gök ‎(cuckoo). See also gawk, gowk.

Noun[edit]

yeke ‎(plural yekes)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A cuckoo.