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greek Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
    Hellenic; Hellenic language.
  2. noun a native or inhabitant of Greece
  3. adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language
    Hellenic; Grecian.
    • Greek mythology
    • a Grecian robe

Greek adjective
AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. Grecian.
  1. Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
Greek noun
  1. A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.
  2. A swindler; a knave; a cheat. Slang
    Without a confederate the . . . game of baccarat does not . . . offer many chances for the Greek. Sat. Rev.
  3. Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me. Colloq.

Webster 1913