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[pik] /pɪk/
noun, plural pix
[piks] /pɪks/ (Show IPA),
pics. Slang.
a movie.
a photograph.
Also, pix.
Origin of pic1
First recorded in 1880-85; by shortening from picture


or pique

[peek] /pik/
noun, Piquet.
the scoring of 30 points in the declaration of hands and in the play before one's opponent scores a point.
the bonus of 30 points won for so scoring.
Compare repic.
< French: literally, prick Unabridged
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  • This bird is described, in natural history, as a genus of the order of pic.

  • I found my pic and saw that it was linked to Van's, Jolu's, and Darryl's.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • By jove, pic, you've got a wonder in that filly, but she'll not beat my fellow.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • One can mount to a summer-house or to the summit of the pic de Ger.

  • The natives around the pic Eleia also speak much the same language.

    The Mafulu Robert W. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for pic


noun (pl) pics, pix
(informal) a photograph, picture, or illustration
Word Origin
C20: shortened from picture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pic

1884 as a shortening of picture (n.). Short for motion picture from 1936. Colloquial piccy is recorded from 1889.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pic



A picture, and later esp a movie; flick: Raft's next pic (1884+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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