informal , chiefly North American
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.
exclamationBack to top
1940s: probably imitative.
Definition of ick in:
- The US English dictionary