rick

1 of 3

noun

1
: a stack (as of hay) in the open air
2
: a pile of material (such as cordwood) split from short logs

rick

2 of 3

verb (1)

ricked; ricking; ricks

transitive verb

: to pile (something, such as hay) in ricks

rick

3 of 3

verb (2)

ricked; ricking; ricks

transitive verb

chiefly British

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English reek, from Old English hrēac; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick

Verb (2)

perhaps from Middle English wrikken to move unsteadily

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1623, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rick was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Rick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rick. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

rick

noun
ˈrik
: a stack or pile (as of hay or grain) in the open air

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