- to make a joke; jest.
Origin of gleek1
- an English card game for three persons played with a 44-card pack, popular from the 16th through the 18th century.
Origin of gleek2
Examples from the Web for gleek
Contemporary Examples of gleek
In plain Gleek, his career was about to get hit with the force of a thousand grape slushies.Glee's New Villain
September 20, 2010
Historical Examples of gleek
Gleek let it be, for I am persuaded I shall gleek some of you.
To gleek is used in Shakespeare for "to make sport, to jest," &c.
Terms at the game of gleek, which she is supposed to love immoderately.A Select Collection of Old English Plays
Impetuous youth, play not with him at billiards, basset, or gleek.Adventures among Books
By the cross of these hilts, I'll never play at gleek again, whilst I have a nose on my face: I smell the knavery of the game.
card game, 1530s, from French glic, ghelicque (15c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch ghelic (Dutch gelijk) "like," because one of the goals of the game is collecting cards of the same rank.