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flic

[flik; French fleek] /flɪk; French flik/
noun, plural flics
[fliks; French fleek] /flɪks; French flik/ (Show IPA).
Slang.
1.
a police officer; cop.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French (slang), perhaps < German; Cf. flick boy, in early modern German thieves' argot (of obscure origin)
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flic

noun

A police officer: if the flic had the slightest suspicion

[fr French slang]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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