From Middle High German zickīn, from Old High German zickīn (“kid”), from Proto-Germanic *tikkīną (compare Old English tiċċen (“kid”)), from Proto-Indo-European *digós (“goat”), genitive of *díks. Cognate with obsolete English tick (“a goat”). More at Ziege.
- she-goat, nanny goat
- (informal, pejorative) a touchy, fractious or difficult person (usually, but not necessarily, female)
- Zicke in Duden online