- The definition of a flick is a light, quick touch or splash, or an informal name for a movie.
- An example of a flick is the snap of a whip.
- An example of a flick is Oliver and Company.
- To flick is defined as to strike with a quick snap.
An example of to flick is to lightly tap a light switch and turn the light on.
flick definition by Webster's New World
- a light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap
- a light, snapping sound, as of the flick of a whip
- a fleck; splotch; streak
Origin: echoic, but influenced, influence by flicker
- to strike, propel, remove, etc. with a light, quick, snapping stroke, as with the fingernail
- to make a light, quick, snapping stroke with (a whip, etc.)
Origin: ; from flicker
flick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins.b. The sound accompanying this motion.
- A light splash, dash, or daub.
- To touch or hit with a light quick blow: flicked him with his hand. See Synonyms at brush1.
- To cause to move with a light blow; snap: flicked the light switch on.
- To remove with a light quick blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
- flickˈa·ble adjective
Origin: Short for flicker1.
flick - Phrases/Idioms
- films collectively
- a showing of a film