"tick" Definition

  1. credit, trust. Johnson says it is a corruption of “ticket,”—tradesmen’s bills being formerly written on tickets or cards. On TICK, therefore, is equivalent to on TICKET, or on trust. In use in 1668, and before, as follows:— “No matter upon landing whether you have money or no—you may swim in twentie of their boats over the river upon TICKET.”—_Decker’s Gulls’ Hornbook_, 1609.

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Position in the dictionary: 3656 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: ticker, ticket, tickle, tiddlywink, tidy, tie, tied up, tiff, tiffin, tiffy
Previous words in the dictionary: tib’s eve, tibby, tibbing out, thundering, thunderer, thunderbomb, thumping, thumper, thud, thrups

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