An example of a gleek is someone who has never missed an episode of Glee.
From Middle French, from Old French glic (“a game of cards”), of Germanic origin, from or related to Middle High German glücke, gelücke (“luck”); or from or related to Middle Dutch gelīc (“like, alike”). More at luck, like.
(third-person singular simple present gleeks, present participle gleeking, simple past and past participle gleeked)
- (archaic) To jest, ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
- (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.
Of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse *gleikr, leikr (“sport, play, game”), from Proto-Germanic *galaikaz (“jump, play”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAig'- (“to jump, spring, play”). Cognate with Old English ġelācan (“to play a trick on, delude”), Scots glaik (“a glance of the eye, deception, trick”, n.), Scots glaik (“to trick, trifle with”, v.). More at lake.