adjective, thick·er, thick·est.
adverb, thick·er, thick·est.
Origin of thick
Synonyms for thick
Related Words for thickheavy, wide, broad, hard, fat, chunky, massive, impenetrable, opaque, stiff, deep, gooey, syrupy, tight, abundant, dense, full, dull, muddy, soupy
Examples from the Web for thick
Contemporary Examples of thick
But the people from Valley Stream had such a thick New York accent that was all around me.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
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His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
Small rooms off its graffiti-covered foyer provide shelter from the thick rain that can unexpectedly, and vengefully, hit.
The Barclays Center where the Duke and Duchess will be seated would have stood in thick of where the pivotal action transpired.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of thick
Some came from the interior of Africa and had woolly hair and thick lips.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
He must have thick, flossy hair like Mimi, so that I can stroke him.
She was saying in a thick, soft voice, "It was wrong of you, my darling."
Her lips were so thick that they moved stiffly when she spoke or smiled.
Beat, and when it begins to get thick, add the nuts and coconut.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- (postpositive)of specific fatnessten centimetres thick
- (in combination)a six-inch-thick wall
- to exaggerate a story, statement, etc
- to flatter excessively
Word Origin for thick
Old English þicce "not thin, dense," from Proto-Germanic *theku-, *thekwia- (cf. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi, German dick, Old Norse þykkr, Old Frisian thikke), from PIE *tegu- "thick" (cf. Gaelic tiugh).
Secondary Old English sense of "close together" is preserved in thickset and proverbial phrase thick as thieves (1833). Meaning "stupid" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase thick and thin is in Chaucer (late 14c.); thick-skinned is attested from 1540s; in figurative sense from c.1600. To be in the thick of some action, etc., "to be at the most intense moment" is from 1680s, from a Middle English noun sense.
In addition to the idioms beginning with thick
- thick and fast
- thick and thin
- thick as thieves
- thick skin
- blood is thicker than water
- lay it on thick
- plot thickens
- through thick and thin