See also: -ick

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1Edit

InterjectionEdit

ick

  1. An exclamation of disgust
    Lizzie grabbed a frog out of the lake and put it in her hair! Ick!
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from icky.

NounEdit

ick (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Something distasteful or physically unpleasant to touch.
    • 2015, Chris Lynch, Killing Time in Crystal City (page 182)
      Did you get ick all over my things? Should I walk myself through a car wash on the way home?
  2. (slang) Anything moaned about; a gripe.

AdjectiveEdit

ick

  1. (informal) icky; distasteful or unpleasant.
    • 2012, Sue Moorcroft, Dream a Little Dream:
      'It's a bit ick, to be honest, but Rochelle thought it would be funny. Last year we did dragon's diarrhoea, with Tia Maria and chocolate Angel Delight, but nobody would touch it.'
    • 2015, Candy J Starr, Bad Boy Rock Star: The Complete Story:
      He thought she would be an embarrassment. That kind of made me feel a bit ick.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ick (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of ich (fish disease)

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronounEdit

ick

  1. Alternative form of ik: I

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German ick/ik, from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ick (conjunctive)

  1. (Berlin) I
    Ick liebe dir!
    I love you!

Usage notesEdit

  • Also used by Johann Christian Trömer alias Jean Chrêtien Toucement, who wrote in a mixture of French and German, like how a French would (mis-)pronounce German.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopädie der deutschen Nationalliteratur oder biographisch-kritisches Lexicon der deutschen Dichter und Prosaisten seit den frühesten Zeiten; nebst Proben aus ihren Werken. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Dr. O. L. B. Wolff. Siebenter Band. Schmauss bis Z, 1842, p. 395, s.v. „Johann Christian Trömer“: „schrieb Tr. [= Trömmer] in einem Mischmasch von französisch und deutsch, wie es ungefähr ein Franzose sprechen würde“

Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Ravensbergisch: eck, ek (used besides ick)
  • Münsterländisch: -k (enclitic; used besides ick)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German ik, from Old Saxon ik, from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ick

  1. I (first person singular pronoun)
    ick schreev di en Breef
    I wrote you a letter
    Ick keem, ick seeg, ick wunn
    I came, I saw, I conquered. (veni, vidi, vici, attributed to Julius Caesar.)

Related termsEdit

  • mien (possessive: my, mine); mi (dative (also generally used in place of the accusative): me); wi (plural: we)

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

ick

  1. Alternative form of I

North FrisianEdit

PronounEdit

ick

  1. Alternative form of ik