[ deek ]
/ dik /
verb (used with object), deked, dek·ing.
to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
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Origin of deke
First recorded in 1955–60; originally a Canadian English shortening of decoy
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Example sentences from the Web for deke
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British Dictionary definitions for deke
/ (diːk) US and Canadian sport /
(esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
(esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
Word Origin for deke
C20: shortened from decoy
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