Origin of beck; from 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.