Definition of SIC

chiefly Scottish variant of such


transitive verb \ˈsik\

: to attack (someone or something)

sicced also sicked \ˈsikt\ sic·cing also sick·ing

Full Definition of SIC

:  chase, attack —usually used as a command especially to a dog <sic 'em>
:  to incite or urge to an attack, pursuit, or harassment :  set <sicced their lawyers on me>

Variants of SIC

sic also sick \ˈsik\

Examples of SIC

  1. <commanded the pit bull to sic 'em>

Origin of SIC

alteration of seek
First Known Use: 1845


adverb \ˈsik, ˈsēk\

Definition of SIC

:  intentionally so written —used after a printed word or passage to indicate that it is intended exactly as printed or to indicate that it exactly reproduces an original <said he seed [sic] it all>

Origin of SIC

Latin, so, thus — more at so
First Known Use: circa 1859


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