to attack (used especially in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
Other definitions for sic (2 of 5)
Other definitions for sic (3 of 5)
- sic , sick
Other definitions for SIC (4 of 5)
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
Helen had a limited amount of pride in Ruths success on this occasion for, as she said, she had blunderingly sicked Ruth on.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross | Alice B. Emerson
Everything went well until half-way to town, when Jimmy Brown sicked his dog on the goat, and then the trouble commenced.Billy Whiskers | Frances Trego Montgomery
They swarmed up the stairs an' crowded the elevators, while that doggoned Tex sicked 'em on me.Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
The Board of Health, "sicked on by that damned woman," said that Jacky must go to the hospital—to the contagious ward.The Vehement Flame | Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
It was him that sicked them vampires on to Will here, an' we're all in for a black time on this black ribber.The Inca Emerald | Samuel Scoville
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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