- (an onomatopoeic word used to imitate or represent a hiccup.)
hic et ubique
- here and everywhere.
- here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).
hic requiescit in pace
- here rests in peace: a phrase used on tombstones before the name of the deceased.
Examples from the Web for hic
Says I, 'You bet your crashety-blank life I'll (hic) d'liver it!The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It was the Hic jacet of the great Rising that was to have been, and that was to have regenerated Ireland!The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
Men's lives (hic) shouldn't be thought of at such a time (hic).The Citizen-Soldier
Gen'lmen, (hic) you'll have to excuse me, (hic) I'm a stranger in this town!Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales
Robert L. Taylor
Something to take, Mollie, and you shall—hic—you shall have some—hic—some soda water.Work and Win
- a representation of the sound of a hiccup
- (on gravestones) here lies
Word Origin and History for hic
imitation of the sound of hiccuping, attested by 1883 (see hiccup).
Latin, hic iacet, "here lies," commonly the first words of Latin epitaphs; from demonstrative pronomial adjective of place hic "here" + iacet "it lies," from iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)).