Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLEEK, n.1 1. Add: 1. (12) Add variant click. A boyfriend or girlfriend (cleek Sh., Sh., Cai., Abd.; click Bnff., Ayr., Bnff., Edb., Gsw., Ayr., Uls. 2000s). wm.Sc. 1979  Robin Jenkins Fergus Lamont 180:
'That big man in the kilt's awfully interested in Glaikit Mary,' cried one of the girls 'Maybe he wants her for a click,' said another.
Abd. 1980s  :
Hiv ye gotten a cleek yet? Fa's your click?
Gsw. 1985  Michael Munro The Patter 17:
click Someone who has succeeded in 'getting off with' a member of the opposite sex may be said to have got a click: 'The disco was rubbish. The only one that got a click was wee Susan.'
Gsw. 1991  Anna Blair More Tea at Miss Cranston's 64:
...ever the Art Galleries was a great place for girls and fellas walkin', see' if y'could get off...gettin' a 'lumber' or ...gettin' a 'click' some of them used to call it.

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