(countable) An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
(US, countable) A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system)
(uncountable) Unintelligible speech or text, such as foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the listener is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon; or statements that the listener does not understand or agree with.
- "Was Joe a Greek in college?"
, author=Mary Jane Mackenzie
, title=Geraldine, or Modes of faith and practice
, passage="I don't hear one word in ten that they say," continued Mrs. Abingdon; "it's Greek
to me. However, ..."}}
, author=Kinahan Cornwallis
, title=Two journeys to Japan, 1856-7, Volume 2
, passage="It's all Greek
to me," said my companion at the outset, but as the warrior continued, his fears arose within him; it might be sentence of death — what did he know what it might not be?}}
, title=Which Kind of Life Insurance Policy?
, magazine=Changing Times - The Kiplinger Magazine
, passage=...preferred risk...family maintenance...20-pay life. That's a bare sampling of the merchandise you're asked to pick and choose from. If it sounds like Greek' to you, don't worry. It sounds like ' Greek
to most people.
(uncountable, slang) Anal sex.
* 2001 , "(unknown)", ASP: "Julie" of Oral-Land-Oh'' (on newsgroup ''alt.sex.prostitution )
- She is absolutely a total GFE, no limits, except no Greek . (Well...I say “no Greek” - - if she is really hot for you, and if she is really turned on in a long session, she might beg for a finger in her anus while you suck her clit, but she is just too tiny and tight for any “real meat” in the backdoor.)
(en proper noun
The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece and in Greek communities.
The writing system used in Greek language.
In writings about the modern world, Greek is used primarily for the modern language currently spoken in Greece, and Ancient Greek will be used for older forms of the language. In the classics and other pre-modern studies, Greek will be used for the old forms of the language, and if the modern language is mentioned, it will be called Modern Greek.
* Ancient Greek
* Byzantine Greek
* Cappadocian Greek
* Mediaeval Greek
* Modern Greek
* Mycenaean Greek
Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
(lb) Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
Unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the speaker is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon.
* Ancient Greek
* Classical Greek
* Demotic Greek
* Greek alphabet
* Greek chorus
* Greek fire
* Greek house
* Greek numbers
* Greek Orthodox
* Greek salad
* Greek system
* it's all Greek to me
* Koine Greek
* Modern Greek
(Other headwords of interest
* Language list
Greek–English Dictionary]: from [http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/ Webster’s Dictionary — the Rosetta Edition.
From (etyl) , from (etyl) (Jot).
The letter , an uncommon variant of J used in Greek linguistics.
Probably from an alteration of yet, . More at (l), (l).
(dialectal) To unite closely; fasten; rivet.