[ dek-oh ]
/ ˈdɛk oʊ /
noun, plural dek·kos.British Slang.
a look or glance: Take a dekko at that car.
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Origin of dekko
First recorded in 1890–95; from Hindi dēkhō “look” (imperative)
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British Dictionary definitions for dekko
/ (ˈdɛkəʊ) /
noun plural -kos
British slang a look; glance; view (esp in the phrase take a dekko (at))
Word Origin for dekko
C19: from Hindi dekho! look! from dekhnā to see
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