gleek

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[gleek]

Origin of gleek

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First recorded in 1540–50; origin uncertain
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gleek

n.

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.

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