ick

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ick!

  1. An exclamation of disgust
    Lizzie grabbed a frog out of the lake and put it in her hair! Ick!
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from icky.

Noun[edit]

ick ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal) Something distasteful.

Adjective[edit]

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 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ick ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of ich (fish disease)

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Pronoun[edit]

ick ‎(conjunctive)

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

Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Pronoun[edit]

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 terms[edit]

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