Definitions

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  • noun journalism, slang The subhead of a news story.

Etymologies

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Deliberate misspelling of deck, to distinguish the word as not belonging in the story.

Examples

  • The new single digits are given new names to avoid confusion, so is called dek and is called el.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • The new single digits are given new names to avoid confusion, so is called dek and is called el.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • The new single digits are given new names to avoid confusion, so is called dek and is called el.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • I wrote the "dek" - that long subheading each of our PJM pieces uses - for Roger Simon's

    Pajamas Media

  • I wrote the "dek" - that long subheading each of our PJM pieces uses - for Roger Simon's

    Pajamas Media

  • "Perkara yg logik dek akal, maka itulah perkara qat'i ..."

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Rather than attempt to describe this extraordinary piece of writing in my own clumsy words, I'd like to reprint the original "dek" Â and then strongly encourage you to read (or re-read) the whole thing yourself.

    the latest from teenvogue.com

  • Andrew Oliveri , 31, of Port Jefferson , said he played dek hockey with Mr. Laffer several years ago, and he was just a "normal guy."

    Arrest in Drug Killings

  • In addition to being a hockey fan, Mr. Laffer played year-round in dek, or floor, hockey leagues.

    Arrest in Drug Killings

  • "Advisers fear Liberal Leader hasn't offer [sic] voters sense of who he is, how he diverges from Harper," says the Globe's dek.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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  • so dek and lede are both editorial nicknames that are spelled differently to denote their technical journalistic meaning. OK.

    October 24, 2016