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wicked

[ wik-id ]
/ ˈwɪk ɪd /
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adjective, wick·ed·er, wick·ed·est.
adverb
Slang. very; really; totally: That shirt is wicked cool.

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Origin of wicked

1225–75; Middle English wikked, equivalent to wikke bad (representing adj. use of Old English wicca wizard; cf. witch) + -ed-ed3

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wicked

wicca, wicked
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Someone or something wicked is morally bad in principle or practice. But calling someone or something wicked isn’t quite the same as calling them bad, evil, or ill. Find out why on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for wicked

wicked
/ (ˈwɪkɪd) /

adjective
  1. morally bad in principle or practice
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the wicked
mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful waya wicked grin
causing injury or harm
troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive
slang very good

Derived forms of wicked

wickedly, adverbwickedness, noun

Word Origin for wicked

C13: from dialect wick, from Old English wicca sorcerer, wicce witch 1
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