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- n. A once popular game of cards played by three people.
- n. Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of everything.
- n. A jest or scoff; trick or deception.
- n. An enticing glance or look.
- n. Good fortune; luck.
- n. A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
- v. To jest, ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
- v. To discharge a long, thin stream of liquid, (including saliva) through the teeth or from under the tongue, sometimes by pressing the tongue against the salivary glands.
- n. A geek who is involved in a glee club, choir, or singing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A jest or scoff; a trick or deception.
- n. An enticing look or glance.
- intransitive v. To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly.
- n. A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons.
- n. Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jest; a scoff; a trick or deception.
- n. An enticing or wanton glance.
- n. In music, same as glee
- To ridicule; deride; scoff at.
- To make sport; gibe; sneer.
- To pass time sportively or frivolously; frolic.
- n. An old game at cards played by three persons, with forty-four cards, each person having twelve, and eight being left for the stock.
- n. Three cards of a sort in this game, as three aces, three kings, etc. Hence— Three of anything.
- In the game of gleek, to gain a decided advantage over.
From Middle French, from Old French glic ("a game of cards"), of Germanic origin, from or related to Middle High German glücke, gelücke ("luck"); or from or related to Middle Dutch gelīc ("like, alike"). More at luck, like. (Wiktionary)
Of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse *gleikr, leikr ("sport, play, game"), from Proto-Germanic *galaikaz (“jump, play”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAig'- (“to jump, spring, play”). Cognate with Old English ġelācan ("to play a trick on, delude"), Scots glaik ("a glance of the eye, deception, trick", n.), Scots glaik ("to trick, trifle with", v.). More at lake. (Wiktionary)
Blend of glee and geek (Wiktionary)