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 Charles his gleeks ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. {Glicke}] An enticing look or glance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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