Gleek

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gleek A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons.
    • Gleek A jest or scoff; a trick or deception. "Where's the Bastard's braves, and Charles his gleeks ?"
    • Gleek An enticing look or glance. "A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye."
    • Gleek Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything.
    • v. i Gleek To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gleek A jest; a scoff; a trick or deception.
    • n gleek An enticing or wanton glance.
    • n gleek In music, same as glee
    • gleek To ridicule; deride; scoff at.
    • gleek To make sport; gibe; sneer.
    • gleek To pass time sportively or frivolously; frolic.
    • n gleek 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 gleek Three cards of a sort in this game, as three aces, three kings, etc. Hence— Three of anything.
    • gleek In the game of gleek, to gain a decided advantage over.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gleek glēk (Shak.) a jest or scoff, a trick: an old game at cards for three, each having twelve, and eight being left for the stock
    • v.i Gleek (Shak.) to gibe or sneer, to spend time in sport or fun
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. Icel. leika, to play, play a trick on, with the prefix ge-,; akin to AS. gelācan, Sw. leka, to play, Dan. lege,

Usage

In literature:

By St. John, said they, now we are paid, he hath gleeked us to some purpose, bobbed we are now for ever.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Impetuous youth, play not with him at billiards, basset, or gleek.
"Adventures among Books" by Andrew Lang
GLEEK, card game played by three; party of three, trio; side glance.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
Gleek and primero; and what you get, be true to us.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Going and coming we played at gleeke, and I won 9s.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1662" by Samuel Pepys
GLEEK, card game played by three; party of three, trio; side glance.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
GLEEK, card game played by three; party of three, trio; side glance.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
GLEEK, card game played by three; party of three, trio; side glance.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
By St. John, said they, now we are paid, he hath gleeked us to some purpose, bobbed we are now for ever.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
I'll call Mr. Gleek's attention.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
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In news:

Even though the Glee club takes a four-month break after its midseason finale Wednesday night on Fox, its "gleeks" fan base still has something to chime about with the just-released Glee: The Music, Volume 2 soundtrack.
OD Excellence Names Gleek Its New Director of Vendor Relations.
HEALDSBURG, Calif.— OD Excellence (ODX) has appointed Al Gleek to the new role of director of vendor relations.
It's always a bit difficult switching gears and working with younger talent, but The Off Broadway Theatre pulls it off pretty well in Gleek School Musical.
Gleeks may know him as Trouty Mouth, but on tonight's episode of Glee, Chord Overstreet's character picks up a new nickname: White Chocolate.
Gleeks are in for some major changes at William McKinley this fall.
Kate Hudson is one sexy Gleek.
Want to know more about this Gleek in Training.
Tonight's TV highlights: A new class of Gleeks audition on "The Glee Project.".
On a recent episode of Glee entitled "Makeover," Lea Michele 's character, Rachel Berry, goes from gleek to glam after raiding the Vogue fashion closet.
Glee' is back with a groovy new episode, which pays tribute to 'Saturday Night Fever,' and now Gleeks can get a sneak peek at the cast's performances of 'Disco Inferno ' and 'You Should Be Dancing.
Gleese Lightening OR Welcome NeNe Gleeks.
We know you Gleeks are missing your regular doses of Glee.
Now I'm not a Gleek (actually I've never seen an episode), but I hear that Glee is a great show.
Prove it and be honored as "GLEEk of the Week.".
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