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deke

[deek]Ice Hockey.
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verb (used with object), deked, dek·ing.
  1. to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
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noun
  1. 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; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy

Slayton

[sleyt-n]
noun
  1. Donald KentDeke, 1924–1993, U.S. astronaut.
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  • "But Roddy and Deke were different," reflected Hicks, pondering seriously.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • It was Roddy's tremendous ambition that had to be curbed, and Deke was the victim of circumstances.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice


British Dictionary definitions for deke

deke

noun
  1. (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
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verb
  1. (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
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Word Origin

C20: shortened from decoy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for deke

n.

1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.

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