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



BrE BrE//ˈwɪkɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪkɪd//
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  • the wicked [plural] people who are wicked More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  • Word OriginMiddle English: probably from Old English wicca ‘witch’ + -ed.Idioms
    (there’s) no peace/rest for the wicked
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    (usually humorous) used when somebody is complaining that they have a lot of work to do
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wicked