One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who is lively or entertaining company.‘your woman's a geg’
- ‘I'll tell you what that is: that is hilarious. You're a geg, d'you know that?’
- ‘"You're a right geg, so you are," he said, then he repeated what I'd said and laughed.’
- ‘She was a geg, and there was no fighting or no argument out of her.’
- 1.1 A source of fun, amusement, or derision.‘the show was such a geg tonight’
- ‘It was a geg the way we'd grip hands then slip through that tall and tight gap in the wall.’
- ‘We danced in front of the band—it was a geg.’
- ‘I'm guessing that in a real-life emergency situation it's not quite such a geg.’
- ‘Uncle Andy will think it's a quare geg.’
- ‘I was invited to sit in the live audience and watch an episode being made, and what a quare geg it was too.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of gag.
A look or glance.‘come and have a geg at this’‘just had a geg out the window and it's really grey’
verb[no object]Northern English
1Have a look at something, especially in an inquisitive way.‘I gegged at their tweets and they're a bit annoying’
2geg inJoin in with a conversation or activity without being invited; butt in.‘sorry to geg in on your convo but that workaround worked for me!’‘I just gegged in and took the mic’
1980s: of unknown origin; associated particularly with the city of Liverpool.
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