from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • intransitive v. To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To ridicule; deride; scoff at.
  • To make sport; gibe; sneer.
  • To pass time sportively or frivolously; frolic.
  • In the game of gleek, to gain a decided advantage over.
  • n. A jest; a scoff; a trick or deception.
  • n. An enticing or wanton glance.
  • n. In music, same as glee
  • 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.


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)



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