flick

1
[ flik ]
/ flɪk /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to move with a jerk or jerks.
to flutter.

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Origin of flick

1
1400–50; late Middle English flykke; apparently imitative

Definition for flick (2 of 2)

flick2
[ flik ]
/ flɪk /

noun Slang.

a motion picture.
Also flicker.

Origin of flick

2
First recorded in 1925–30; shortening of flicker1
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British Dictionary definitions for flick (1 of 2)

flick1
/ (flɪk) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for flick

C15: of imitative origin; compare French flicflac

British Dictionary definitions for flick (2 of 2)

flick2
/ (flɪk) /

noun slang

a cinema film
the flicks the cinemawhat's on at the flicks tonight?
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