- to prospect or search, as for gold
- to search about; rummage
Origin of fossickEng dialect, dialectal , probably ultimately from fuss
to search for; seek out
verbfos·sicked, fos·sick·ing, fos·sicks Australian
- To search for gold, especially by reworking washings or waste piles.
- To rummage or search around, especially for a possible profit.
To search for by or as if by rummaging.
Origin of fossickEnglish dialectal to find out, dig up
(third-person singular simple present fossicks, present participle fossicking, simple past and past participle fossicked)