What does sic/sick mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

sic/sick Meaning

Sic/sick means cool or excellent.

Sic/sick is an internet slang expresion that is used as an adjective to compliment someone or something.

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How is sic/sick used? Use Cases & Examples

Sic/sick is a quite positive descriptor conveying the message that something is cool or excellent. Comparable slang expressions are dope and fire.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term sic/sick:

-Clay’s new shortboard is sick!

-the band last night was sic

-That song is sick – it’s on all my playlists.

-Did you have fun at Anna Claire’s birthday party?
-Yes it was lit, and the cake her mom made was sick. It had 3d icing with Harry Potter stuff on it.

How to Identify if your child is using the sic/sick slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term sic/sick is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the sic/sick slang word

One of the funny traits of teenage slang expressions is that sometimes the terms mean the opposite of their conventional meanings. This is the case with the teenage slang term sick/sic, and this quirkiness provides you with a springboard for talking with your kids about the slang terms they use regularly.

Here are some ideas for starting a conversation with your teen about slang terms that have reversed meanings:

  • How do you think sick/sic came to be used as a way to say that something is cool?
  • Do you ever say the bomb or killer to describe something that’s really good?
  • Is there any difference in meaning between sick and dope?
  • What’s your favorite slang term that means the opposite of its original meaning?

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