plural -s
southern Africa
: a sudden fright : panic

Word History


Afrikaans skrik, from Dutch schrik, from schrikken to be frightened, from Middle Dutch schricken to be frightened, stride; akin to Old High German scricken to jump, Middle High German scherzen to leap for joy

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“Schrik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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