Posted by Smokey Stover on March 26, 2007
In Reply to: Have a decko posted by Nick Larder on March 26, 2007
: What is the origin of the phrase to "have a decko" meaning to have a look at something?
The British Army, during its long occupation of India, picked up a lot of Indian words, such as Hindi "dekho," meaning a look or a peep. It was often spelled, when it began to appear in British publications of the late 19th century, dekko or decko.