Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To toss the head in derision or scorn, or from vanity or folly; deride; mock.
  • To cheat; trick; gull.
  • noun A fool; a dupe; a gull.
  • noun Scorn; contempt; also, an object of scorn.
  • noun A toss of the head in derision or from vanity or folly; hence, a taunt; a gibe.
  • noun To play one a trick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To jeer; to show contempt.
  • transitive verb Prov. Eng. To deride; to scorn; to mock.
  • transitive verb obsolete To cheat; trick, or gull.
  • noun Prov. Eng. Scorn, derision, or contempt.
  • noun obsolete An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, pejorative Fool; idiot; imbecile
  • verb To jeer; to show contempt.

Etymologies

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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").

Examples

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  • That's "Garden of Eden Creation Kit" to you.

    December 13, 2006

  • Some cock may presume he's exec

    With general permission to peck

    But strutting your stuff

    May not be enough

    When the flock is aflutter with geck.

    August 18, 2016