- to retch; be nauseated.
- to feel or show disgust or strong dislike.
Origin of keck
First recorded in 1595–1605; perhaps akin to choke
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Examples from the Web for keck
Wells and thousands of others have found an unexpected forum for abstract art, and Keck has found another market.
Keck has taken a lesson from museum stores and started reproducing her creations on any surface that will hold an image and sell.
Ye're a member o' the Cawmittee, I obsairve, sae I'll hae to keck up a bet row wi' ye.
His contempt finds voice in such expressions as to "huddle" prayers, and to "keck" at wholesome food.Milton
Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
She bare me two or three souses behind in the nape of the neck, Till I made her old weasand to answer again, "keck!"Gammer Gurton's Needle
Mr. S. Mr. of Art
- to retch or feel nausea
- to feel or express disgust
C17: of imitative origin
C17: from kex, which was mistaken as a plural (as if kecks)
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Word Origin and History for keck
"to make a sound as if to vomit," 1530s, echoic. Related: Kecked; kecking.
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