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deke

[deek] /dik/
verb (used with object), deked, deking.
1.
to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
noun
2.
a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy
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British Dictionary definitions for dekes

deke

/diːk/
noun
1.
(esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
verb
2.
(esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
Word Origin
C20: shortened from decoy
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Word Origin and History for dekes

deke

n.

1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dekes

deke

verb

To trick, esp by decoying; FAKE someone OUT: My friend, you deked me. You're not supposed to do that/ deked out all the troopers

[1950s+ Canadian hockey; fr decoy]


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