(comparative meeker, superlative meekest)
- Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
- Submissive, dispirited.
(third-person singular simple present meeks, present participle meeking, simple past and past participle meeked)
- (US) (of horses) To tame; to break.
From Middle English meek, meke, meoc, from Old Norse mjÃºkr 'soft' (compare Swedish mjuk 'soft', and Danish myg 'supple'), from Proto-Germanic *mÅ«kaz (compare Dutch muik 'soft, overripe', dialectal German mauch 'dry and decayed, rotten', Mauche 'malanders'), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meug, *meuk- 'slick, slippery; to slip' (compare Old English smÅ«gan 'to slide, slip', Welsh mwyth 'soft, weak', Latin emungere 'to blow one's nose', Tocharian A muk 'to let go, give up', Lithuanian mÃ¹kti 'to slip away from', Old Church Slavonic mÅÄati 'to chase', Ancient Greek myssesthai 'to blow the nose', Sanskrit muÃ±cati 'he releases, lets loose').