nicked

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nick +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nicked

  1. simple past tense and past participle of nick

Adjective[edit]

nicked (comparative more nicked, superlative most nicked)

  1. Having one or more nicks; notched.
  2. (Britain, slang) Stolen.
  3. (Britain, slang) Captured (by police); arrested.
    • 1974, Ian Kennedy Martin, Regan (script):
      Get yer trousers on, you're nicked.
    • 2011, Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London, Gollancz 2011, p. 324:
      "Mr Punch," I said. "You're nicked."