• (British, America) enPR: glēk, IPA: /ɡliːk/


  1. (uncountable) A once-popular game of cards played by three people.
  2. (countable) Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of a kind.
  • French: brelan
  • Russian: брелан
Translations Noun

gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. A jest or scoff; trick or deception.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, 1 Hen VI, act iii, scene 2
      Where's the Baſtards braues, and Charles his glikes: What all amort?
  2. An enticing glance or look.
    • 1647, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, The Maid in the Mill, Act II, scene ii:
      A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye:
  3. (informal) A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

gleek (gleeks, present participle gleeking; past and past participle gleeked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
    • circa 1599 William Shakespeare, Henry V (play), Act V, scene i:
      I have seen you gleeking and / galling at this gentleman twice or thrice.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To jest.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, act iii, scene 1 (First Folio ed.)
      […] that ſome honeſt neighbours will not make them friends. Nay, I can gleeke vpon occaſion.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To pass time frivolously.
  4. (informal) To discharge a long, thin stream of liquid (including saliva) through the teeth or from under the tongue, sometimes by pressing the tongue against the salivary glands.
    The man said he “gleeked” on the woman, but did not intentionally spit on her.
Synonyms Translations Related terms Noun

gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. (slang) A geek who is involved in a glee club, choir, or singing.

Pronunciation Noun

gleek (plural gleeks)

  1. (fandom slang) A fan of the television show Glee.
    • 2009 September 7, Jason Wuthrich, "Re: OT what new shows are you looking forward to seeing this fall season? ↗", in, Usenet:
      I'm more of a Gleek myself.
    • 2010, Evie Parker, 100% Gleek: The Unofficial Guide to Glee.
    • 2010 April 17, "Jessica and Goldina", "anyone try the Glee app? ↗", in "VIPhone" (Google Groups group):
      are there any other Gleeks out here in viPhone land? I saw on my facebook today that there's a Glee app!! $2.99 so I grabbed it. maybe I shouldn't have seeing all the financial stress I'm currently under but I'm a Gleek in a big way!! so I couldn't resist!! I needed to check it out!!!
    • 2010 September 27, "Don Del Grande" (username), "Re: 09/26/2010 New Episode ↗", in, Usenet:
      And you call yourself a Gleek...

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