Definitions for PICpɪk
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movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick(noun)
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
"they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic(noun)
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
A picture, especially a photographic image.
Origin: Apocope of picture
a Turkish cloth measure, varying from 18 to 28 inches
Origin: [Cf. F. pic.]
Pic is a novella by Jack Kerouac, first published in 1971. Pic is the story of a small child, Pictorial Review Jackson, from North Carolina. When his grandfather, with whom he lives, dies, his older brother appears and plucks him from the dysfunctional home of his aunt. They journey north to New York City, where Pic bears witness to the economic 'hard times' his brother is experiencing. After losing not one, but two jobs in one day, his brother sends his pregnant girlfriend to live with her sister in San Francisco, as the two boys try to hitch and bum their way across the country. It is written in a voice that is stereotypically black. Apparently Kerouac felt that this would be appropriate for his ten-year old protagonist. It is out of print and currently available only as a single volume with either of Kerouac's novels Satori in Paris and The Subterraneans.
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