[deek]Ice Hockey.

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.

Origin of deke

First recorded in 1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deking



(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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Word Origin and History for deking



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

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