Dekko

(take a) look

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • dekko — [dek′ō] n. [Hindi dekho, pl. imper. of dekhnā, to see, akin to Sans dŕs̍, sight: see DARSHAN] [Brit. Informal] a look; glance …   English World dictionary

  • dekko — n. (slang) (BE) look to have a dekko at * * * [ dekəʊ] (slang) (BE) [ look ] to have a dekko at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dekko — n British a look, glance. A word that probably originated in the jargon of tramps, taken from the Romany word for look , dik, in the late 19th century. British soldiers overseas also encountered the Hindus tani version dekko. The word is now less …   Contemporary slang

  • dekko — /ˈdɛkoʊ / (say dekoh) noun (plural dekkos) Colloquial look or view: *go down the docks on a wet morning and take a dekko at a wharfies pick up –george johnston, 1964. Also, dek, dekker. {Anglo Indian, from Hindustani dekho look!} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dekko — n. (pl. os) Brit. sl. a look or glance (took a quick dekko). Etymology: Hindi dekho, imper. of dekhna look …   Useful english dictionary

  • dekko — /dek oh/, n., pl. dekkos. n. Brit. Slang. a look or glance. [1890 95; < Hindi dekho look (impv.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • dekko — noun /ˈdekəʊ/ a) A look. b) A glance …   Wiktionary

  • dekko — I Australian Slang (take a) look II Everyday English Slang in Ireland v look at, inspect III Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary To take a look, to examine, to watch out of curiousity; from Hindi dekho to see …   English dialects glossary

  • Dekko — To have a look at something …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • dekko — dek·ko || dekəʊ n. brief look or glance (British slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

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