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[pik] /pɪk/
noun, plural pix
[piks] /pɪks/ (Show IPA),
pics. Slang.
1.
a movie.
2.
a photograph.
Also, pix.
Origin of pic1
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; by shortening from picture

pic2

or pique

[peek] /pik/
noun, Piquet.
1.
the scoring of 30 points in the declaration of hands and in the play before one's opponent scores a point.
2.
the bonus of 30 points won for so scoring.
Compare repic.
Origin
< French: literally, prick
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pic

/pɪk/
noun (pl) pics, pix
1.
(informal) a photograph, picture, or illustration
Word Origin
C20: shortened from picture
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Word Origin and History for pic
n.

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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pic

noun

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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