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[sik-ee] /ˈsɪk i/
noun, Slang.
Also, sicko. a person who is deranged or perverted.
a morbid or sadistic thing, as a joke.
Origin of sickie
1965-70; sick1 + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for sickie


(informal) a day of sick leave from work, whether for genuine sickness or not
Word Origin
C20: from sick1 + -ie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sickie



  1. (also sicko or sicksicksick) Mentally twisted; psychopathic, esp in a sadistic vein: a rapist or a sicko father who abuses his teenage daughters (1551+)
  2. Disgusted; surfeited; fed up: Sick to the gills of the Simpson trial? (1853+)
  3. (also sicko or sicksicksick) Gruesome; morbid; mentally and spiritually unhealthy: Label it S for Sicko/ He is even better at establishing a sicksicksick atmosphere (1955+)
  4. Needing a dose of narcotics (1940s+ Narcotics)


The craving and misery of an addict in need of a narcotic dose (1940s+ Narcotics)

[modern use of first sense from about 1955 is probably not a survival]

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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