sicker

adjective
sick·​er | \ ˈsi-kər How to pronounce sicker (audio) \

Definition of sicker

chiefly Scotland
: secure, safe also : dependable

Other Words from sicker

sicker adverb, chiefly Scotland
sickerly adverb, chiefly Scotland

Examples of sicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Again, as patients are sicker than ever before often with multiple co-morbidities, being proactive and preventative matters even more. Kelly Feist, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Hospitals often canceled nonemergency surgeries during past surges, but many of those patients are now even sicker, and their care can’t be deferred any longer. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 7 Jan. 2022 Many of the patients returning to primary care appointments now are sicker than before, after their chronic illnesses went uncontrolled for periods of the pandemic, and their care requires more resources. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Mar. 2022 That leaves many Medicaid enrollees — who tend to be sicker than those with private insurance — at higher risk for severe illness, hospitalization, or death from the virus. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Mar. 2022 Timberlake said hospital officials are reporting longer hospital stays because of younger patients and that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is making people sicker than the original strain that was dominant in 2020. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2021 The delta variant, doctors say, is making younger people sicker than previous strains of COVID-19. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2021 His former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, revealed in a book released this month that Trump was far sicker than the White House disclosed at the time. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Dec. 2021 His former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, revealed in a book released this month that Trump was far sicker than the White House disclosed at the time. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sicker

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sicker

Middle English siker, from Old English sicor, from Latin securus secure

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26 May 2022

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“Sicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sicker. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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