from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- n. An illusion; trick; cheat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- n. An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
Perhaps from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- + geck. (Wiktionary)