- The definition of antic is something odd and funny.
Very silly humor is an example of antic.
- An antic is defined as a silly act.
A drunk person singing at the top of their lungs in the middle of a crowded restaurant is an example of an antic.
- Archaic fantastic and queer; grotesquealso an′tick
- odd and funny; ludicrous
Origin of anticItalian antico ; from Classical Latin antiquus: see antique
- a playful, silly, or ludicrous act, trick, etc.; prank: usually used in pl.
- Archaic a clown or buffoon
- A foolish or ludicrous act; a caper: The students' antics got them into trouble.
- Archaic A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
Origin of anticFrom Italian antico, ancient (used of grotesque designs on some ancient Roman artifacts), from Latin antīquus, former, old; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more antic, superlative most antic)
(third-person singular simple present antics, present participle anticking, simple past and past participle anticked)