Yeke meaning

(UK dialectal) A cuckoo.
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Origin of yeke

  • From Middle English ȝek, ȝeac, from Old English ġēac (“cuckoo, gawk”), from Proto-Germanic *gaukaz (“cuckoo”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAuǵ-, *gʰegʰAuǵ- (“cuckoo”). Cognate with Scots gowk (“cuckoo”), German Gauch (“cuckoo”), Danish gøg (“cuckoo”), Swedish gök (“cuckoo”). See also gawk, gowk.
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