a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.

Nearby words

  1. thick-tailed ray,
  2. thick-witted,
  3. thicken,
  4. thickener,
  5. thickening,
  6. thickhead,
  7. thickheaded,
  8. thickheadedly,
  9. thickie,
  10. thickleaf

Origin of thicket

before 1000; Old English thiccet (not recorded in ME), equivalent to thicce thick + -et noun suffix

Related formsthick·et·ed, thick·et·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thicket



a dense growth of small trees, shrubs, and similar plants

Word Origin for thicket

Old English thiccet; see thick

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Word Origin and History for thicket



late Old English þiccet, from þicce (see thick) + denominative suffix -et.

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