Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • 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."

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • 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.

    In the Forest Or, pictures of life and scenery in the woods of Canada

  • 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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