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Geck (noun)

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Geck. n.s. [ᵹac, a cuckow; geck, German, a fool; gawk, Scottish.] A bubble easily imposed upon. Hanmer.

Why did you suffer Jachimo to taint his noble heart and brain with needless jealousy, and to become the geck and scorn o' th' other's villany? Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd,
And made the most notorious geck and gull
That e'er invention plaid on?
Shakesp. Twelfth Night.

Sources: Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

Attributes: German (30) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215) · Scottish (7)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Geck (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20269.


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