- a sudden light blow or tap, as with a whip or the finger: She gave the horse a flick with her riding crop.
- the sound made by such a blow or tap.
- a light and rapid movement: a flick of the wrist.
- something thrown off with or as if with a jerk: a flick of mud.
- to strike lightly with a whip, the finger, etc.
- to remove with such a stroke: to flick away a crumb.
- to move (something) with a sudden stroke or jerk.
- to move with a jerk or jerks.
- to flutter.
Origin of flick1
- a motion picture.
Origin of flick2
Examples from the Web for flick
Contemporary Examples of flick
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Historical Examples of flick
Thinking of this, he produced it from the holster with a flick of his fingers.Way of the Lawless
I laid back my ears--I am Kabeyde, and it is not for the Diné to flick whips at me.The Trail Book
He would give the roan a flick, and his sulky would flash by.Tiverton Tales
Suddenly they began to flick out of sight by twos and threes.Pariah Planet
He could smell the brine and feel the flick of the foam on his lips and cheeks.The Christian
- (tr) to touch with or as if with the finger or hand in a quick jerky movement
- (tr) to propel or remove by a quick jerky movement, usually of the fingers or handto flick a piece of paper at someone
- to move or cause to move quickly or jerkily
- (intr foll by through) to read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly or idly
- to snap or click (the fingers) to produce a sharp sound
- a tap or quick stroke with the fingers, a whip, etc
- the sound made by such a stroke
- a fleck, streak, or particle
- give someone the flick informal to dismiss someone from consideration
Word Origin for flick
- a cinema film
- the flicks the cinemawhat's on at the flicks tonight?
mid-15c., probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. Earliest recorded use is in phrase not worth a flykke "useless." As slang for "film," it is first attested 1926, a back-formation from flicker (v.), from their flickering appearance.
1816, from flick (n.); meaning "quick turn of the wrist" is from 1897, originally in cricket. Related: Flicked; flicking.