Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of leek.

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Examples

  • Most people approach their to-do list like it's a box of chocolates (and not in the somewhat endearing Forest Gump "lefe is leke a bax o 'chokolates" way.)

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  • It is out of my own pocket however and I am just hoping worth the leke.

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  • Currency (code): lek (ALL) note: the plural of lek is leke

    Albania

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:41 am rownd here, teh publick transpertashun duznt werk unless yu werks in salt leke oar goze to collige- an even tehn, teh busses r MT moastuv teh taim. aim jus happee dat tehy duz take me to skool, kuz ai duznt has a kar.

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  • Apparantly, some time around 1967, the Albanian government decided that they should drop a zero from the leke, it must have been a bit like the Italian Lira, where it costs like 10,000 Lira for a coke or something.

    Chris in Albania:

  • For instance, I was working with a loan officer last week and people were taking out loans, and he would ask how much some asset of theirs cost them, and the person would say “one million leke”, for example, and the loan officer would write down 100,000 leke, as banks of course are normal.

    Chris in Albania:

  • When I ask how much the sandwich costs, they say, “one thousand leke”.

    Chris in Albania:

  • So, for instance, I go to a restaurant and buy a sandwich, which costs 100 leke (on paper), or about a dollar.

    Chris in Albania:

  • So I was sitting there trying to convert one million old leke into new leke and then into dollars.

    Chris in Albania:

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  • A plural of lek, a monetary unit of Albania.

    June 28, 2010