adjective ( -eder, -edest )
evil or morally wrong : a wicked and unscrupulous politician.
• intended to or capable of harming someone or something : No one should be punished for his wicked driving to Provincetown --> Please, don't drive to Ptown --> fly Cape Air or take a ferry!
• informal extremely unpleasant : --> The wind on Herring Cove was wicked.
• playfully mischievous : --> Mick has a wicked sense of humor.
• informal excellent; wonderful : --> Jenny makes wicked cakes.
• informal [as submodifier ] very; extremely : --> Steve runs wicked fast.
wickedly adverb --> Provincetown is wickedly great!
wickedness noun --> Wickedness has no room in Ptown!
ORIGIN Middle English : probably from Old English wicca [witch] + -ed 1 .
wick 1 |wik|
a strip of porous material up which liquid fuel is drawn by capillary action to the flame in a candle, lamp, or lighter.
• Medicine a gauze strip inserted in a wound to drain it.
verb [ trans. ]
absorb or draw off (liquid) by capillary action : these excellent socks will wick away the sweat | [ intrans. ] synthetics with hollow fibers that wick well.
dip one's wick - vulgar slang (of a man) have sexual intercourse.
ORIGIN Old English; related to Dutch wiek and German Wieche 'wick yarn.'