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Topic: HOUSEHOLD

Language: Old English
Origin: weoce

wick

noun
     
wick
wick [countable]
1DH the piece of thread in a candle, that burns when you light it
2DHTPG a long piece of material in an oil lamp, that sucks up oil so that the lamp can burn
3

get on somebody's wick

British English spoken informal to annoy someone
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