keck

[ kek ]
/ kɛk /
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verb (used without object)

to retch; be nauseated.
to feel or show disgust or strong dislike.

Origin of keck

First recorded in 1595–1605; perhaps akin to choke
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British Dictionary definitions for keck (1 of 2)

keck

1
/ (kɛk) /

verb (intr) mainly US

to retch or feel nausea
to feel or express disgust

Word Origin for keck

C17: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for keck (2 of 2)

keck

2
/ (kɛk) /

noun

another name for cow parsnip, cow parsley

Word Origin for keck

C17: from kex, which was mistaken as a plural (as if kecks)
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Word Origin and History for keck

keck


v.

"to make a sound as if to vomit," 1530s, echoic. Related: Kecked; kecking.

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