[ flik; French fleek ]
/ flɪk; French flik /
noun, plural flics [fliks; French fleek] /flɪks; French flik/. Slang.
a police officer; cop.
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detective, deputy, policeman, constable, officer, marshal, trooper, cop, fuzz, sheriff, patrolman, patrolwoman, policewoman, MP, carabiniere, flatfoot, gendarme, lawman
- flick knife,
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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