rick

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English hrēac, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Dutch rook, Norwegian rauk, Swedish rök.

Noun[edit]

rick (plural ricks)

  1. A stack, stook or pile of grain, straw, hay etc., especially as protected with thatching.
    • G. Eliot
      Golden clusters of beehive ricks, rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows.
  2. (US) A stack of wood, especially cut to a regular length; also used as a measure of wood, typically four by eight feet.
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Verb[edit]

rick (third-person singular simple present ricks, present participle ricking, simple past and past participle ricked)

  1. To heap up (hay, etc.) in ricks.

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English wricke

Verb[edit]

rick (third-person singular simple present ricks, present participle ricking, simple past and past participle ricked)

  1. slightly sprain or strain the neck, back, ankle etc.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviated form from recruit

Noun[edit]

rick (plural ricks)

  1. (military, pejorative and demeaning) A brand new (naive) boot camp inductee.
    No turning back now rick, you are property of the US government, no longer protected by the bill of rights; you follow the UCMJ now.