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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)


  • Now Organic's head tech geck, the 26-year-old is one of the leading forces behind making seamless multimedia on the Web accessible to anyone, regardless of browser type or connection speed.

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  • The goal of the Getting Gross Club pronounced geck was to offend without going over the line.

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  • "Don't be a geck, Toby, I've held much worse between my legs."

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  • Indeed, they made such a noise, that the great ugly black snakes lifted up their heads, and stared at them with their wicked spiteful-looking eyes, and the little ducklings swimming among the water-lilies gathered round their mother, and a red-winged blackbird perched on a dead tree gave alarm to the rest of the flock by calling out, _Geck_, _geck_, _geck_, as loudly as he could.

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  • When Swiss plan a cozy party, they add "FIGUGEGL" (fee-GOO-geck-ul) to the invitation - "Fondu isch guet und git e gueti Lune" ("Fondue is good and gives a good mood").

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  • This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from Middle Low German.

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  • The root geck still survives in Dutch and Afrikaans gek: crazy, as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek's hat, used in carnivals.

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  • BAYTRIL 4 arthiritis in jts 4 leo geck & after 2nd day of dose has not mov'd any advise?

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  • When they are about to descend upon a field of oats or wheat, two or three mount guard as sentinels, and on the approach of danger, cry _Geck-geck - geck_; this precaution seems a work of supererogation, as they are so saucy that they will hardly be frightened away; and if they rise it is only to alight on the same field at a little distance, or fly up to the trees, where their look-out posts are.

    The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters From The Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

  • I allays said I’d never marry a man as had got no brains; for where’s the use of a woman having brains of her own if she’s tackled to a geck as everybody’s a - laughing at?

    Adam Bede


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