- The definition of a thicket is a dense area of bushes and small trees.
An area in the woods that is overgrown with bushes and trees is an example of a thicket.
A thicket in the woods.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English from Old English thiccet from thicce, thick
- thicketed adjective
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- A dense growth of shrubs or underbrush; a copse.
- Something suggestive of a dense growth of plants, as in impenetrability or thickness: “the thicket of unreality which stands between us and the facts of life” (Daniel J. Boorstin).
Origin: Old English thiccet, from thicce, thick; see thick.