What does flick mean?

Definitions for flick

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word flick.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flicknoun

    a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

    "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip"

  2. flicknoun

    a short stroke

  3. movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flickverb

    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"

  4. flicker, flickverb

    flash intermittently

    "The lights flicked on and off"

  5. flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riffverb

    look through a book or other written material

    "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

  6. flip, flickverb

    cause to move with a flick

    "he flicked his Bic"

  7. jerk, flickverb

    throw or toss with a quick motion

    "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"

  8. flicker, flickverb

    shine unsteadily

    "The candle flickered"

  9. flick, ruffle, riffleverb

    twitch or flutter

    "the paper flicked"

  10. snap, click, flickverb

    cause to make a snapping sound

    "snap your fingers"

  11. flickverb

    touch or hit with a light, quick blow

    "flicked him with his hand"

  12. flickverb

    remove with a flick (of the hand)


  1. flicknoun

    A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.

  2. flicknoun

    A powerful underarm volley shot.

  3. flicknoun

    A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.

  4. flicknoun

    The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.

  5. flicknoun

    A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.

  6. flickverb

    To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.


  1. flick

    A flick is a quick, sudden movement typically made by a finger or hand, often to dismiss, remove or turn on something. It can also refer to a certain type of film or movie, often used informally or colloquially.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flickverb

    to whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots

  2. Flicknoun

    a flitch; as, a flick of bacon

  3. Etymology: [See Flick, v. t.]


  1. Flick

    Flick is a campy British horror film written and directed by David Howard, and starring Hugh O'Conor and Faye Dunaway. It had its theatrical release in 2008, and the DVD of the film was released in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2009. The film was shot in and around Cardiff, Pontypool, Newbridge, Caerphilly, Briton Ferry Wales.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flick

    flik, v.t. to strike lightly.—n. a flip.

Rap Dictionary

  1. flicknoun

    Movie. "Scare mothafu**as like Stephen King flicks" -- N.W.A. (Chin Check) Because movies reels look like they "flicker" when they roll past the projector's light, making it look like the characters are moving. Also stands for "homie" or "partner". A friend you're rollin' with. "Let's call some flicks and chill the hell out."

Suggested Resources

  1. flick

    Song lyrics by flick -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by flick on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FLICK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flick is ranked #4630 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Flick surname appeared 7,661 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Flick.

    95.6% or 7,326 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 158 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 45 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 23 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flick' in Verbs Frequency: #1050

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flick in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of flick in a Sentence

  1. Tristan Harris:

    It's a race between Facebook's voodoo doll, where you flick your finger and they predict what to show you next, and Google's voodoo doll.

  2. Kevin Sorbo:

    I think you are going to see a turning point; you can see that happening in our politics right now, i think people are so fed up with the status quo. Sorbo's latest faith-based flick Joseph and Mary, out on DVD July 5th, focuses on the story of Joseph.

  3. Christian Bale:

    I was asked to do a romantic comedy recently and I thought they ’d lost their minds, i don’t know why anyone would ever offer me a romantic comedy, Christian Bale continued. CHRISTIAN BALE UNRECOGNIZABLE IN FIRST PICS AS DICK CHENEY FOR LATEST BIOPIC ROLE But Christian Bale said thought the 2000 flick American Psycho was very funny, referring to Christian Bale breakout leading role in which Christian Bale played Patrick Bateman, a rich New York investment banker with an urge to kill. The movie is based on Bret Easton Ellis ’ 1992 novel of the same name. The Oscar winner described.

  4. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    I think President-elect Biden, and people who will be joining his incoming administration have spoken about the fact that there's a commitment to follow our asylum laws to enforce our asylum laws, and that means to provide humanitarian relief for those individuals who qualify for it onto the law, that can not be accomplished with just the flick of a switch and turned on and day one(.).

  5. Tristan Harris:

    You have a supercomputer pointed at your brain, it's a race between Facebook's voodoo doll, where you flick your finger and they predict what to show you next, and Google's voodoo doll.

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    occurring from time to time
    • A. whirring
    • B. transparent
    • C. victimised
    • D. occasional

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