Etymology
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flick (n.)

mid-15c., "light blow or stroke," probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. Earliest recorded use is in phrase not worth a flykke "useless." Meaning "quick turn of the wrist" is from 1897 in sports. As slang for "film," it is first attested 1926, a back-formation from flicker (v.), from their flickering appearance.

flick (v.)

1816, "to throw off with a jerk," from flick (n.). Meaning "strike lightly with a quick jerk" is from 1838. Related: Flicked; flicking.

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Definitions of flick
1
flick (v.)
flash intermittently;
The lights flicked on and off
Synonyms: flicker
flick (v.)
look through a book or other written material;
Synonyms: flip / thumb / riffle / leaf / riff
flick (v.)
cause to move with a flick;
he flicked his Bic
Synonyms: flip
flick (v.)
throw or toss with a quick motion;
flick a piece of paper across the table
Synonyms: jerk
flick (v.)
shine unsteadily;
Synonyms: flicker
flick (v.)
twitch or flutter;
the paper flicked
Synonyms: ruffle / riffle
flick (v.)
cause to make a snapping sound;
Synonyms: snap / click
flick (v.)
touch or hit with a light, quick blow;
flicked him with his hand
flick (v.)
remove with a flick (of the hand);
2
flick (n.)
a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible);
he gave it a flick with his finger
he felt the flick of a whip
flick (n.)
a short stroke;
flick (n.)
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;
Synonyms: movie / film / picture / moving picture / moving-picture show / motion picture / motion-picture show / picture show / pic
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