sick

1
[ sik ]
/ sɪk /

adjective, sick·er, sick·est.

noun

(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).

Nearby words

  1. sicilian,
  2. sicilian vespers,
  3. siciliano,
  4. sicilies, two,
  5. sicily,
  6. sick and tired,
  7. sick as a dog,
  8. sick at heart,
  9. sick bay,
  10. sick building syndrome

Idioms

Origin of sick

1
before 900; Middle English sik, sek, Old English sēoc; cognate with Dutch ziek, German siech, Old Norse sjūkr, Gothic siuks

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British Dictionary definitions for sick to one's stomach

sick

1
/ (sɪk) /

adjective

noun, verb

an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out

Derived Formssickish, adjective

Word Origin for sick

Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

sick

2
/ (sɪk) /

verb

a variant spelling of sic 2
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Word Origin and History for sick to one's stomach
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Medicine definitions for sick to one's stomach

sick

[ sĭk ]

adj.

Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Nauseated.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.

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Idioms and Phrases with sick to one's stomach

sick to one's stomach

Also, sick at one's stomach. Nauseated, vomiting, as in I always get sick to my stomach in the back seat of a car. [Mid-1600s]

sick

In addition to the idioms beginning with sick

  • sick and tired
  • sick as a dog
  • sick at heart
  • sick in bed
  • sick joke
  • sick to one's stomach

also see:

  • call in sick
  • get sick
  • make one sick
  • worried sick
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