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sick

n. 1. [W Car.; OED idem obs.→1799] a sick person.

 2. [Scots idem CSD] sickness: 1918 All his sick broke out in sores (Parsons 157).

 sick v. 1. [W Car.; OED idem obs.→1597, plus tendency of adj. to become verbs under the influence of African syntax] to be or become ill: I thought Papa couldn't sick (Nassau).

 2. [Car.; OED idem obs.→1645] to make ill.

 —adj. 1. [Car.] sore; infected: a sick arm (Exuma).

2. [euphemism] menstruating: She can't go swimming—she sick

sick on your hand [Car.; cf. on your hands in your charge] phr. to be ill or bedridden and a liability: Gal, don't you get sick on my hand sickness take you I responsible for you (Nassau).

 sickness take you [Car.; cf. take sick] phr. to fall ill.

Tags: adjective, noun, phrase, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-15 15:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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