"Flick" Definition

Definitions for the word "Flick" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. v. t.
To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
1 a light sharp blow with a whip etc. B sudden release of a bent digit, esp. To propel a small object. 2 sudden movement or jerk, esp. Of the wrist in throwing etc. 3 colloq. A cinema film. B (in pl.; prec. By the) the cinema. v. 1 (often foll. By away, off) strike or move with a flick (flicked the ash off). 2 give a flick with (a whip etc.). flick through 1 turn over (cards, pages, etc.). 2 a turn over the pages etc. Of, by a rapid movement of the fingers. B glance through (a book etc.). [imitative]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
4. slang
or OLD FLICK, a comical old chap or fellow. Term of endearment among low people.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
5. slang
or FLIG, to whip by striking, and drawing the lash back at the same time, which causes a stinging blow. A flicking is often administered by schoolboys with a damp towel or pocket-handkerchief.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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