So she asks bodyguard deke and his friend Luc for an education.
"But Roddy and deke were different," reflected Hicks, pondering seriously.
It was Roddy's tremendous ambition that had to be curbed, and deke was the victim of circumstances.
1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.
To trick, esp by decoying; FAKE someone OUT: My friend, you deked me. You're not supposed to do that/ deked out all the troopers
[1950s+ Canadian hockey; fr decoy]