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Definition of a dekko

dekko

noun

  • a look. Origin: from Hindi, brought to southeast England by the British army returning from India. The word has been used outside its mother language for at least 50 years.
    Let's have a dekko.

    Last edited on Apr 06 2013. Submitted by Mark Ostrowski from Mongolia on Jun 05 1997.

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Other terms relating to 'British, UK slang (list of)':

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Definitions include: related to immorality or illegality.
Definitions include: Corruption of "bahine ka chut" which means "sister's cunt" in Hindi.
Definitions include: acronym for "Central Nervous System - Quantity Not Sufficient", an insulting notation used by doctors in the UK on medical charts.
Definitions include: very ugly.
Definitions include: a British person.
Definitions include: to masturbate.
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: a sandwich made with butter and chips (British fries made from chunkier slices of potato then their American cousins) bought from the fish and chip shop.
Definitions include: to sodomize.
Definitions include: a lazy person - i.e. one who dosses.
Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool"; "awesome".
Definitions include: the police.
Definitions include: male genitalia.
Definitions include: a very stupid or incompetent person.

Other terms relating to 'to look, see':

Definitions include: to see, look at.
Definitions include: a second look.
Definitions include: ok, or yes.
Definitions include: a place where prostitutes gather to find clients.
Definitions include: to watch.
Definitions include: to take a look.
Definitions include: to examine closely.
Definitions include: to listen to.
Definitions include: to see.
Definitions include: to stare at.
Definitions include: A visual examination, especially of a person of the opposite sex.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: to body check as in sports (hockey, American football, rugby, etc.)
Definitions include: to look at.
Definitions include: to look at.

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Definitions include: to abandon a person, without them having proper resources.
Definitions include: secret or mostly secret.
Definitions include: drug dealer.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "shut the hell up."
Definitions include: a very early time in the morning.
Definitions include: to raise only the middle finger in someone's direction.
Definitions include: a person who uses methamphetamines.
Definitions include: abbreviation for poor white trash
Definitions include: police
Definitions include: Term used to describe someone who wears their hands-free headset (i.e., "Bluetooth") in public - even when they're not using it.

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