Origin of wrick

1275–1325; Middle English wrikken to make abrupt movements; perhaps akin to wrinkle1, wrench
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Historical Examples of wrick

  • How many men would have had the courage to wrick their foot as he had done?

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for wrick


  1. a variant spelling (chiefly Brit) of rick 2

Word Origin for wrick

C19: earlier rick; perhaps from Middle Low German wricken to move jerkily, sprain
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