flic

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Etymology 1[edit]

From flick in the cinematographic sense.

Noun[edit]

flic (plural flics)

  1. (computing) A data file containing computer animations.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French flic (cop, policeman).

Noun[edit]

flic (plural flics)

  1. (informal, slang) A French policeman.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier flique, probably a borrowing of German Flick, German criminal slang for "young man".

Alternatively, from earlier fligue, short for earlier fligman, a borrowing of German Fliege (policeman, literally fly). More at English fly.

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Noun[edit]

flic m (plural flics)

  1. (slang, derogatory) copper, pig, rozzer; (police officer)

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