Definition of ick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪk/
informal, chiefly North American


Used to express disgust: There are rats here? Ick!


[mass noun]
An unpleasantly sticky or congealed substance: she scrubbed the ick off the back of the stove
More example sentences
  • But the mess - the puddles of gunky congealing ick getting into a soldier's boots and running down inside the socks.
  • ‘He's a demon, as you can see from his blood,’ - he motioned toward the black ick.
  • I have to now face the fact that I, who am rarely sick, have been sickish for a week now, mostly with coughing phlegmy runny nose-and-eyes ick.


1940s: probably imitative.

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