tik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From narcotic?”)

Noun[edit]

tik (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa, slang) crystal meth or speed.
    • 2004 June 8, “On the Tik-Tik express”, in SABC News[1], archived from the original on 2 June 2006:
      This Tuesday Special Assignment focuses on a deepening crisis in Cape Town. Many young adults and schoolchildren as young as 10 years are in the grip of a powerful drug called crystal methamphetamine – known locally as tik. It’s been on the fringes for several years but it is now catching on fast among the youth of the Western Cape.
    • 2006 May 13, Weekend Argus, page 12:
      Over a third of all people seeking rehabilitation in the second half of 2005 reported that their primary problem was tik.
    • 2020 October 10, Mike Simpson, “More seizures of drug consignments on long-distance buses”, in The South African[2]:
      Hardly a week goes by without news of a crime bust of some kind involving one of the buses travelling cross-country, with everything from mandrax to tik, marijuana and abalone finding its way on board.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch tikken.

Verb[edit]

tik (present tik, present participle tikkende, past participle getik)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to tap
  2. (transitive) to type
  3. (Cape Afrikaans, intransitive) to use crystal meth
    Synonym: tjoef

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch tik.

Noun[edit]

tik (plural tikke)

  1. tap
  2. (Cape Afrikaans, uncountable) crystal meth
    Synonym: tjoef
Derived terms[edit]

Choctaw[edit]

Noun[edit]

tīk (inalienable)

  1. female
  2. sister (of a man)

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tik m

  1. A tick, a twitch.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tik
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1[edit]

From tikken.

Noun[edit]

tik m (plural tikken, diminutive tikje n)

  1. tick (a kind of sound)
  2. tap
  3. slap
  4. little bit (In: "een tikje meer")
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: tik
  • Papiamentu: tiki (from the diminutive)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

tik

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tikken
  2. imperative of tikken

Anagrams[edit]


Garo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

tik

  1. louse

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtik]
  • Hyphenation: tik
  • Rhymes: -ik

Pronoun[edit]

tik

  1. (personal, folksy) Alternative form of ti (you, plural).

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • (folksy alternative form of tyúk (hen)): tik , redirecting to tyúk in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (folksy alternative form of ti (you all)): tik , redirecting to (1): ti in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Latvian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tik

  1. so
    tik daudzso many

Particle[edit]

tik

  1. not so... as

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tik (not comparable)

  1. just, only (nothing more than; nothing else other than)
    Kàs bùs toliaũ, gãlima tìk spėlióti - We can only speculate as to what will come next.
    Jìs tìk bė̃go ir̃ bė̃go. - He just ran and ran.
  2. only just, barely, hardly
    Rãdo jį̃ tik gývą, tik nenùmirė - We found him barely alive, he almost died.

Conjunction[edit]

tik

  1. but, yet, just (introduces a concession)
    Labaĩ nóriu, tìk pinigų̃ neturiù. - I'd love to, just I don't have the money

Particle[edit]

tik

  1. (in conjunction with question words) -ever, no matter
    tìk ìmasi, tàs sẽkasi. - He succeeds at whatever he puts his hand to.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Of imitative origin.

Interjection[edit]

tìk

  1. Noise made to call chickens
  2. tick (sound of a clock ticking)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (chicken call): cik

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tìk

  1. second-person singular imperative of tikti

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tík.

Noun[edit]

tik f or m (definite singular tika or tiken, indefinite plural tiker, definite plural tikene)

  1. a female canine
  2. a ewe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tík.

Noun[edit]

tik f (definite singular tika, indefinite plural tiker, definite plural tikene)

  1. a female canine
  2. a ewe

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From French tic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tik m inan

  1. (medicine) tic (local and habitual convulsive motion)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tik in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tik in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tík (bitch). Compare English tyke.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tik c

  1. a bitch (female canine)

Declension[edit]

Declension of tik 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tik tiken tikar tikarna
Genitive tiks tikens tikars tikarnas

Synonyms[edit]


Tatar[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tik

  1. only, solitary

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Finnish tikka.

Noun[edit]

tik

  1. woodpecker

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English think.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tik (nominative plural tiks)

  1. thought (object or instance of thinking)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]