- The definition of wicked is someone or something who is cruel or acts in an evil way.
An example of wicked is the way you would describe a witch.
- morally bad or wrong; acting or done with evil intent; depraved
- vicious; cruel: the wicked king
- painful, unpleasant, etc.: a wicked blow on the head
- naughty in a playful way; mischievous
- ☆ Slang showing great skill: he plays a wicked game of golf
Origin of wickedMiddle English ; from wikke, evil, akin to Old English wicce, witch
- Evil or immoral: “this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred” (Winston S. Churchill).
- Playfully malicious or mischievous: a wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit.
- Severe and distressing: a wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions.
- Highly offensive; obnoxious: a wicked stench.
- Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful: a wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation.
Origin of wickedMiddle English, alteration of wicke, ultimately from Old English wicca, sorcerer; see witch.
(comparative wickeder or more wicked, superlative wickedest or most wicked)
- Nouns to which "wicked" is often applied: witch, person, man, woman, angel, deed, act, pleasure, delight, game, way, night, word.
the wicked plural
- people who are wicked .
- Simple past tense and past participle of wick.
- Having a wick.
- a two-wicked lamp
- (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) Infested with maggots.