adjective, thick·er, thick·est.
adverb, thick·er, thick·est.
Origin of thick
Examples from the Web for thicker
“The whole ordeal gave me a thicker skin,” she said, reflecting on the incident.
In response, hard-pressed Americans now favor a thicker social insurance net.
The thicker, clunkier ones can make typing rather uncomfortable.
I would like to say that I have thicker skin than those people.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing|Ben Greenman|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Midwest boasts easily accessible deposits of coal that tend to be thicker than the more depleted eastern coal fields.
Probably most of the conducting fibrils leave at or near the termination of the thicker part of the fiber.
The boy saw his blood on the ground and he shouted: “Blood,—my father—blood is thicker than water.”The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
The snow came thicker and thicker; there would be drink for man, if not for beast.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
This is only a thicker preparation of cocoa, and may be made in the same way.The Skilful Cook|Mary Harrison
The sixth year had come, and the dates on the tree were thicker than ever.The Violet Fairy Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for thicker
- (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
Word Origin and History for thicker
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.
Medicine definitions for thicker
Idioms and Phrases with thicker
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