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Origin and Meaning of Leaky

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Leak"y
  1. Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask; a leaky faucet.
  2. Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.(Colloq)
  3. [Genetics] Retaining some function; not completely inactivating the gene; as, substitution mutations are sometimes leaky ; -- of mutations.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Prone to communicate confidential information
  2. Used informally; unable to retain urine
  3. Permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ("a leaky roof" and "a leaky defense system")

Likely a normalisation ( +‎ -y) of earlier leak, leake, leke (“leaky”, adj), from Middle English leke (“leaky”), from Old English hlec, *lec (“having cracks or rents; leaky”), from Proto-Germanic *lekaz (“leaking; leaky”); surface analysis as leak +‎ -y. Cognate with Scots lek, leck (“leaky”), Saterland Frisian läk (“leaky”), Dutch lek (“leaky”), German Low German leck (“leaky”), German leck (“leaky”), Swedish läck (“leaky”), Icelandic lekur (“leaky”).

Fun Facts about the name Leaky

  • When was the first name Leaky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Leaky is Wednesday, July 10th, 1918.
  • How unique is the name Leaky? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Leaky. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Leaky: Your name in reverse order is Ykael. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elkay. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Leaky born Apr 18, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1000. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.