What's a deke? Is that short for anything?

Sometimes when I'm watching hockey on TV, the announcers will refer to a "deke". What does that mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Deke is a word but it was derived as a shortened form of decoy.

    From Dictionary.com

    –verb (used with object)

    1. to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.

    –noun

    2. a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.

    Origin:

    1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy

  • 1 decade ago

    i think they call it a juke in football. it's when you fake out a defender or goalie, like you start to go to the left and then make a quick turn to the right so you can get around them or get the goalie out of position.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    slang for a nice, successful stickhandling move. also referred to as a dangle.

    Source(s): playing hockey close to 20 years.
  • 1 decade ago

    it is when you do a nice move to get around someone

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    when you dangle

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