cleck

1
/ (klɛk) /

verb (tr) Scot

(of birds) to hatch
to lay or hatch (a plot or scheme)

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Word Origin for cleck

C15: from Old Norse klekja

British Dictionary definitions for cleck (2 of 2)

cleck2
/ (klɛk) South Wales dialect /

verb

(intr often foll by on) to gossip (about); tell (on)

noun

(often plural) a piece of gossip

Derived forms of cleck

clecky, adjective

Word Origin for cleck

from Welsh, from clecan to gossip, and clec gossip
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