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Definition of ick

used to express disgust at something unpleasant or offensiveTogether 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

First Known Use of ick

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Ick.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ick. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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