see also: Greek
  • IPA: /ɡɹiːk/

greek (plural greeks)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Greek#English|Greek (“nonsense writing or talk; gibberish”).
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Greek#English|Greek (“anal sex”).

greek (greeks, present participle greeking; past and past participle greeked)

  1. (transitive, computing) To display a placeholder (instead of text), especially to optimize speed in displaying text that would be too small to read.
  2. (transitive, computing) To fill a template with nonsense text (particularly the Lorem ipsum), so that form can be focused on instead of content.
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  • it's all Greek to me

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece, Cyprus and other Greek communities.
  2. The writing system used in writing the Greek language.
  3. Surname
Translations Noun


  1. (countable) An inhabitant, resident, or person of descent from Greece.
  2. (uncountable, colloquial) Unintelligible speech or text, such as foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the listener is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon; or statements that the listener does not understand or agree with.
  3. (US, countable) A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system.)
    Was Joe a Greek in college?
  4. (archaic) A cunning rogue; a merry fellow.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Anal sex.
    • 2001, "(unknown)", ASP: "Julie" of Oral-Land-Oh, in, Usenet:
      She is absolutely a total GFE, no limits, except no Greek. (Well...I say “no Greek” - - if she is really hot for you, and if she is really turned on in a long session, she might beg for a finger in her anus while you suck her clit, but she is just too tiny and tight for any “real meat” in the backdoor.)
  6. (uncountable) Greek cuisine; traditional Greek food.
  7. (finance, mostly, in the plural) One of the Greeks, measures of derivative price sensitivity.
Translations Translations Adjective

greek (comparative greeker, superlative greekest)

  1. Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. […]. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  2. (US) Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
  3. Unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the speaker is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon.
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