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Word of the Day 03/29/20 Sic

Sic (verb)
sic or sick [ sik ]


verb (used with object), sicced or sicked [sikt], sic·cing or sick·ing.
1. to attack (used especially in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!
2. to incite to attack (usually followed by on).

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Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; variant of seek

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Sic (adjective)
sic [ sik ]


adjective Chiefly Scot.
1. such.

Origin: 1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots); see such

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Sic (adverb)
sic [ seek; English sik ]


adverb Latin.
1. so; thus: usually written parenthetically to denote that a word, phrase, passage, etc., that may appear strange or incorrect has been written intentionally or has been quoted verbatim: He signed his name as e. e. cummings
(sic).


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