Gleek
Gleek Gleek, n. [OF. glic, G. gl["u]ck, fortune. See {Luck}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons. [Obs.] --Pepys. Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Gleek — Gleek, n. [Prob. fr. Icel. leika to play, play a trick on, with the prefix ge ; akin to AS. gel[=a]can, Sw. leka to play, Dan. lege.] [1913 Webster] 1. A jest or scoff; a trick or deception. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Where s the Bastard s braves, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gleek — can refer to:*Gleek (Card game) *Gleek (Super Friends), pet monkey in the animated series Super Friends *Gleeking, type of spitting …   Wikipedia

  • Gleek — Gleek, v. i. To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleek — card game, 1530s, from Fr. glic, ghelicque (15c.), perhaps from M.Du. ghelic (Du. gelijk) like, because one of the goals of the game is collecting cards of the same rank …   Etymology dictionary

  • gleek — gleek1 /gleek/, v.i. Archaic. to make a joke; jest. [1540 50; orig. uncert.] gleek2 /gleek/, n. an English card game for three persons played with a 44 card pack, popular from the 16th through the 18th century. [1525 35; < MF glic, perh. < MD… …   Universalium

  • gleek — 1. noun /ɡliːk/ a) A once popular game of cards played by three people. Wheres the Baſtards braues, and Charles his glikes: What all amort? b) Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of everything. A pretty gleek coming from Pallas eye.… …   Wiktionary

  • Gleek — noun /ɡliːk/ A fan of the television show . Im more of a Gleek myself …   Wiktionary

  • gleek — intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1590 archaic gibe, joke …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gleek — North Country (Newcastle) Words to deceive or beguile …   English dialects glossary

  • gleek — when spit comes out of ones mouth while speaking, yawning, etc. Damn you! You just gleeked all over me. Haha, I just gleeked on ya! …   Dictionary of american slang

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