Wicked meaning

wĭkĭd
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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.

adjective
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People who are wicked.
noun
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Evil or immoral.
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Severe and distressing.

A wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions.

adjective
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Playfully malicious or mischievous.

A wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit.

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Highly offensive; obnoxious.

A wicked stench.

adjective
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Having a wick.

A two-wicked lamp.

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Showing great skill.

He plays a wicked game of golf.

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Strikingly good, effective, or skillful.

A wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation.

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Used as an intensive.
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Painful, unpleasant, etc.

A wicked blow on the head.

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Naughty in a playful way; mischievous.
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Simple past tense and past participle of wick.
verb
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(UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) Infested with maggots.
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Evil or mischievous by nature.
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(slang, New England, UK) Very, extremely.

The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!

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(slang) Excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.

That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!

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Origin of wicked

  • Middle English alteration of wicke ultimately from Old English wicca sorcerer witch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1225-75 Middle English wikked, wikke, an alteration of wicke, adjectival use of Old English wicca (“wizard, sorcerer")

    From Wiktionary

  • See wick

    From Wiktionary