Origin of klickAlteration of click (probably influenced by kilometer).
- (slang, military) A kilometer.
Though kilometers are not commonly used to measure distance in the USA, klick is commonly used by the US military, which uses the metric system almost exclusively in order to facilitate communication with allied forces.
- Most likely a pseudo-condensed pronunciation of kilometer.
- Possibly onomatopoeic of the sound of a military odometer.
- Alternative spelling of click.