[ flik; French fleek ]
/ flɪk; French flik /
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noun, plural flics [fliks; French fleek]. /flɪks; French flik/. Slang.
a police officer; cop.
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Origin of flic
1895–1900; <French (slang), perhaps <German; Cf. flick boy, in early modern German thieves' argot (of obscure origin)
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Bey's light automatic flic flic flicked its excitement and dust and dirt enveloped the wall facing Crawford.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds