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Is deke a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word deke is a Scrabble US word. The word deke is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is deke a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word deke is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

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Is deke a Words With Friends word?

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Valid words made from Deke

You can make 11 words from 'deke' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'deke'

DEEK 9DEKE 9
EKED 9 

3 letters words from 'deke'

DEE 4EEK 7
EKE 7KED 8

2 letters words from 'deke'

DE 3ED 3
EE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of deke

deke edke dkee kdee ekde kede deek edek deek edek eedk eedk dkee kdee deke edke kede ekde eked keed eekd eekd keed eked

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word deke. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in deke.

Definitions and meaning of deke

deke

Etymology

Canadian English, a contraction of decoy.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːk
  • IPA(key): /diːk/

Noun

deke (plural dekes)

  1. (ice hockey) A feint, fake, or other move made by the player with the puck to deceive a goaltender or defenceman.
    • 1971: Ice hockey: an illustrated guide for coaches by Gerald A. Walford
      Puck carriers will often use the blade of the hockey stick in timing a deke or fake (if one is used) to get around an opponent.
  2. As in hockey, a fake or other move to confuse other players on a team.
    • 2017: Cut 4, "Andrelton Simmons used a great deke and some great throws to fool the Astros out of an inning" by Michael Clair
      Simmons casually leaned back as if he was going to let the throw go to third. That momentary hesitation made Correa think he could take off for second. Only problem? Simmons was simply laying in wait. He grabbed the ball and threw to first.... Even though Simmons was never the focal point of the play, one deke, one cutoff, and two throws later, he had tricked the Astros out of an inning.
  3. (Canada, slang) A quick detour.

Translations

Verb

deke (third-person singular simple present dekes, present participle deking, simple past and past participle deked)

  1. (Canada) To avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation topic; often by using trickery.
  2. (ice hockey) To execute a deke in ice hockey or other sports.
    • 1968: Make the Team in Ice Hockey by Ira Gitler
      The advantage is with the shooter from fifteen to twenty feet, but if you notice a weakness, you may want to fake a shot and "deke" to goalie.
    • 1973: Hockey Fever in Goganne Falls by R. J. Childerhose
      "Deke!" Joe would shout hoarsely. "You deke with your shoulder. Drop it like you were going that way!"
    • 2017: Simmons' deke leads to rundown
      Andrelton Simmons dekes out Carlos Correa to get him in a rundown, which eventually ends with Jose Altuve being tagged out at home.

See also

  • body swerve

Anagrams

  • deek, eked, keed

Esperanto

Etymology

dek + -e

Pronunciation

Adverb

deke

  1. tenthly

Pohnpeian

Noun

deke

  1. island, islet, atoll
  2. coral or reef island

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to feint in hockey.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)