used to express disgust at something unpleasant or offensive
Together we dragged [the fish] flopping on the grassy bank, where it smacked its tail and made Lecia sidestep with an odd daintiness. She actually said ick.Mary Karr

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ick was in 1967

Dictionary Entries Near ick

Cite this Entry

“Ick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


variant of ich

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