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noun Slang.
  1. click2.


or klick, klik

noun Slang.
  1. a kilometer.

Origin of click2

1970–75 or earlier; probably special use of click1, but sense development unclear
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Examples from the Web for klick

Historical Examples

  • Snapper and Klick are continually worrying me to have Baby taken.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 28, 1920


  • This is the Klick and Fox Talbot method, and is very commonly in use at present.

  • The second in command of the Zeppelin was an unter-leutnant of the name of Klick.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.

    Percy F. Westerman

  • "A wireless has just been received, sir," replied Klick, saluting his superior.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.

    Percy F. Westerman

  • The message was from Unter-leutnant Klick, announcing that the airship was immediately over the large town of Barborough.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.

    Percy F. Westerman

British Dictionary definitions for klick


  1. a short light often metallic sound
    1. the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
    2. the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
  2. phonetics any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
  3. US and Canadian slang a kilometre
  4. computing an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
  1. to make or cause to make a clicking soundto click one's heels
  2. (usually foll by on) computing to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
  3. (intr) slang to be a great successthat idea really clicked
  4. (intr) informal to become suddenly clearit finally clicked when her name was mentioned
  5. (intr) slang to go or fit together with easethey clicked from their first meeting
Derived Formsclicker, noun

Word Origin

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for klick



1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click; Old French clique "tick of a clock"). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.



1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

klick in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.
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