from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An accomplice; partner; comrade.
  • v. To weed; pull up weeds.
  • v. Alternative form of lock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An accomplice; a “pal.”

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal variant of lock.
  • To pull up (weeds); weed.
  • n. An accomplice; a partner; a comrade.


From Middle English louken, lowken, from Old English lūcan ("to pluck out, pull up"), from Proto-Germanic *lūkanan, *leukanan (“to break, pluck, pull”), from Proto-Indo-European *lūǵ- (“to break”). Cognate with Middle Low German lūken ("to pull, pull up"), German liechen ("to pluck"), Danish luge ("to hatch"), Latin luctor ("wrestle, fight", v). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English louken, from Old English lūcan ("to close, lock"), from Proto-Germanic *lūkanan (“to close, lock”), from Proto-Indo-European *leug- (“to bend, turn”). More at lock. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English louk, louke, loke, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)



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