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British Dictionary definitions for laik


verb Northern English dialect
  1. (when intr, often foll by about) to play (a game, etc)
  2. (intr) to be on holiday, esp to take a day off work
  3. (intr) to be unemployed
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Word Origin

C14: leiken, from Old Norse leika; related to Old English lacan to manoeuvre; compare lark ²
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Historical Examples

  • He's 'bout you size, but he ain' no mo' laik you den a Jack rabbit's laik an' owl.

    The Crossing

    Winston Churchill

  • There is a similar long and tedious passage in Lancelot of the Laik, ed.

  • Maybe she'd laik to have you come and visit her and keep her company.

    The Way of the Wind

    Zoe Anderson Norris

  • Winds, laik everything else, are amenable to control, if you only know how to control them.

    The Way of the Wind

    Zoe Anderson Norris

  • I done beat him wif a club, an' I rub his ears soft laik, an' he allers did laik dat, but he won't go.