Main definitions of geg in English

: geg1geg2

geg1

noun

Northern Irish
informal
  • 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. 1.1 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: alteration of gag.

Pronunciation

geg

/ɡɛɡ/

Main definitions of geg in English

: geg1geg2

geg2

noun

Northern English
  • 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’

Origin

1980s: of unknown origin; associated particularly with the city of Liverpool.

Pronunciation

geg

/ɡɛɡ/