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wicked

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English

Etymology 1

From Middle English, an alteration of wicke, ultimately from the Old English word wicca or sorcerer. In the age that the Bible was written, the British candle makers used to twist their wicks before they dipped them into the candle wax so the wax would adhere to the wick. Thus the term ‘wicked’ came to mean ‘twisted’ and in the King James Bible that was written in the Old English times, being ‘wicked’ meant twisting what was righteous.

Pronunciation

Adjective

wicked (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
wicked

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. Evil or mischievous by nature; twisted.
  2. (UK and Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Excellent; wonderful.
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Adverb

wicked

  1. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) very, extremely
    The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!
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Etymology 2

wick + -ed

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Verb

wicked

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of wick.
  2. Past participle of wick.

Adjective

wicked

  1. Having a wick.

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