from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fool; idiot; imbecile
- v. To jeer; to show contempt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Scorn, derision, or contempt.
- n. An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull.
- transitive v. To deride; to scorn; to mock.
- transitive v. To cheat; trick, or gull.
- intransitive v. To jeer; to show contempt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fool; a dupe; a gull.
- n. Scorn; contempt; also, an object of scorn.
- n. A toss of the head in derision or from vanity or folly; hence, a taunt; a gibe.
- n. To play one a trick.
- To toss the head in derision or scorn, or from vanity or folly; deride; mock.
- To cheat; trick; gull.
Either from Middle High German geck (German Geck), or directly from its source, Middle Low German geck, gek ("idiot, farcical fool"). Cognate to Dutch gek ("crazy, farcical, silly"). (Wiktionary)