from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gutter or ditch; a small stream that frequently dries up in the summer.
  • v. To sigh or sob.
  • n. A sigh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer.
  • n. A sick person.
  • n. A sigh.
  • intransitive v. To sigh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of sick.
  • n. A small stream of water; a rill; a gutter.
  • n. A marshy bottom with a small stream in it.
  • n. A Middle English form of sigh.


From the northern form of Old English sīċ (see sitch), from Germanic. Cognate with Norwegian sik. (Wiktionary)
Variant of siche. (Wiktionary)



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  • I have one. It's Kneeedeeep!

    April 5, 2009

  • So did we ever get that list of 'words that sound like frogs croaking'?

    April 5, 2009

  • Cathari, I really think you ought to start that list, having brought it up. ;-)

    October 17, 2007

  • Syrup has always reminded me of the sound that wood frogs make in the spring.

    October 17, 2007

  • That's clever. Reminds me of the shirts we had in my department at grad school: a frog with a little word balloon saying "rhetoric."

    Anyone have a list of "words that sound like frogs croaking"?

    October 17, 2007

  • Nice! More sophisticated than my sense of humor. :-)

    May 30, 2007

  • I once designed the following shirt for our psychology dept in college:

    front: I love to study...

    back: Psyc!!!

    (And I never got my stinkin' free t-shirt!)

    May 30, 2007

  • Ah. I see. ;-)

    May 29, 2007

  • It probably should be, but the Perry Bible Fellowship has forever changed my perspective on the matter:
    You Win! Sike.

    May 29, 2007

  • I always thought this was "psych," as in "I psyched you out!"

    May 29, 2007

  • Uncle Doug: "I heard your dad's getting you a Nintendo for Christmas."
    Me: "REALLY?!"
    Uncle Doug: "Sike!"

    May 29, 2007