adjective Scot.

quick; keen.

Origin of gleg

1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse gløggr; cognate with Old English glēaw, Old Saxon, Old High German glau wise; akin to glow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gleg

Historical Examples of gleg

  • And they warna lost upon her, for she had aye a gleg ee for a horse.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Oh, Malcolm, I sat and marvelled at ye—so gleg ye took him up.

    The Caged Lion

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • A' the Morays are gleg, and yon marquis has an ee like a hawk.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • He's as gleg as M'Keachen's elshin, that ran through sax plies o' bend-leather into the king's heel.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • Any boy more 'gleg at the uptak' would have met his parents half-way, and eased their burden.

    The Golden Age

    Kenneth Grahame