Definition of hic in English:


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Pronunciation: /hɪk


  • Used in writing to express the sound of a hiccup, especially a drunken one.
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    • When the farmer had arrived safely in the dock he looked about in a very dreamy manner, and in answer to the Magistrates' Clerk said ‘Prapsh I have had - hic - a lil drop - hic - er whisky,’ provoking great hilarity in the court.
    • One to see in the New Year, hic, and one for ya birfday.
    • And I've been hitting the bottle in the evenings to help me get by. (* hic *)


late 19th century: imitative.

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