to attack (used especially in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
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Other definitions for sic (3 of 5)
- sic , sick
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Standard Industrial Classification: a system used by the federal government to classify business activities for analytical and reporting purposes.
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How to use sic in a sentence
Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”
“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
They mention that a former cia agent and someone who used to work for Hilary [sic] Clinton looked at the script.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then Pascal responds (in all caps) with, “BUT WE DIDNT WIN A D [sic] YOU KNOW HIM.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Blast David O. Russell For Allegedly ‘Feeling Up’ Transgender Niece | William Boot | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Bare [sic] with me on vlogmas,” she told her fans in a Tweet.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling | Lucy Scholes | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Title—And next folowyng begynnith an amerowse compleynte made at wyndesore in the laste May tofore Novembre (sic).Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Mists or hoar frosts on the tenth of March betokens (sic) a plentiful year, but not without some diseases.
sic utere tuo ut alienum non la is not merely a legal maxim, but it is a grand doctrine of life.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
Efter hearin' him, it fair knocked the stories on the heid aboot him bein' oot to smash the hame, an' religion an' sic like.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
Dammit, hae ye nae common sense, swearin' an' jokin' about sic a thing!The Underworld | James C. Welsh
British Dictionary definitions for sic (1 of 3)
so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
British Dictionary definitions for sic (2 of 3)
to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
to urge (a dog) to attack
British Dictionary definitions for sic (3 of 3)
a Scot word for such
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Cultural definitions for sic
A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
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