Origin of beckfrom beckon
at the beck and call of
Origin of beckMiddle English bek from Old Norse bekkr, a brook from Indo-European base an unverified form bhog-, flowing water from source German bach, Middle Irish bual, eastern; English dialect, dialectal bache
Origin of beckMiddle English bek from bekken to beckon alteration of bekenen ; see beckon .
Origin of beckMiddle English from Old Norse bekkr ; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present becks, present participle becking, simple past and past participle becked)
- (archaic) To nod or motion with the head.
- A vat.
- Obsolete form of beak.
- A surname.