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From Middle English thicke, from Old English þicce (“thick, dense”), from Proto-Germanic *þekuz (“thick”), from Proto-Indo-European *tégus (“thick”). Cognate with Danish tyk (“thick”), Dutch dik (“thick”), Faroese tjúkkur (“thick”), German dick (“thick”), Icelandic þykkur (“thick”), Norwegian Bokmål tykk (“thick”), Norwegian Nynorsk tjukk (“thick”), Saterland Frisian tjuk (“thick”), Swedish tjock (“thick”). Related to Old Irish tiug (“thick”) and Welsh tew (“thick”).
- Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
- Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
- Heavy in build; thickset.
- Densely crowded or packed.
- Having a viscous consistency.
- Abounding in number.
- Impenetrable to sight.
- Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
- (informal) Stupid.
- (informal) Friendly or intimate.
- Deep, intense, or profound.
- (Britain, dated) troublesome; unreasonable
- (slang, chiefly of women) Curvy and voluptuous, and especially having large hips.
- In a thick manner.
- Frequently or numerously.
thick (plural thicks)
- The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.
- A thicket.
- (slang) A stupid person; a fool.