Sic has 2 meanings
1. What is sic short for?

Spelling incorrect

A common abbreviation used to indicate a word is misspelled. Often used when editing papers or quoting written documents.


According to the paper, 'The decision was unanamous (sic) after the votes were counted.'

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Updated February 10, 2014
2. What does sic mean?


Sic is a slight abbreviation of sick that describes something awesome. For example, if someone says you have a "sic ride," you have a really cool car.

Skaters and surfers popularized "sick" in the 1980s and 90s to describe rad things. The term followed roughly the same trajectory as wicked (where the slang definition is much better than the original definition). The "sic" abbreviation then became prominent with the rise of social media in the 2010s.

You will often see "sic" in texts and online messages or on social sites. For example, you might post a gorgeous panoramic shot of the ocean, and your best bro may comment, "Sic pic, bruh!"


That's a sic fit!
Yours is fire, too!

Sic move, man!

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Updated April 5, 2022

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