reck

verb

recked; recking; recks

intransitive verb

1
: worry, care
2
archaic : to be of account or interest : matter

transitive verb

1
archaic : to care for : regard
2
archaic : to matter to : concern

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, to take heed, from Old English reccan; akin to Old High German ruohhen to take heed

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reck was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near reck

Cite this Entry

“Reck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reck. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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