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gleek1

[gleek] /glik/
verb (used without object), Archaic.
1.
to make a joke; jest.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; origin uncertain

gleek2

[gleek] /glik/
noun
1.
an English card game for three persons played with a 44-card pack, popular from the 16th through the 18th century.
Origin
1525-35; < Middle French glic, perhaps < Middle Dutch gelīc like1
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Word Origin and History for gleek
n.

card game, 1530s, from French glic, ghelicque (15c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch ghelic (Dutch gelijk) "like," because one of the goals of the game is collecting cards of the same rank.

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