Definition of wick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪk//
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  1. 1the piece of string in the centre of a candle which you light so that the candle burns
  2. 2the piece of material in an oil lamp which absorbs the oil and which you light so that the lamp burns
  3. Word OriginOld English wēoce, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch wiek and German Wieche ‘wick yarn’.Idioms
    get on somebody’s wick
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    (British English, informal) to annoy somebody
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