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fossick

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verb fos·sick \ˈfä-sik\

Definition of fossick

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 Australian & New Zealand :  to search for gold or gemstones typically by picking over abandoned workings

  3. 2 chiefly Australian & New Zealand :  to search about :  rummage

  4. transitive verb
  5. chiefly Australian & New Zealand :  to search for by or as if by rummaging :  ferret out

fos·sick·er noun, chiefly Australian & New Zealand


Origin of fossick

English dialect fossick to ferret out


First Known Use: 1852


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