General English

General Science

  • adjective deep or broad


  • adjective of great or particular extent between two surfaces
  • adjective with a large diameter
  • adjective of a consistency which does not flow easily


  • adjective attractive, physically well formed. A key term of appreciation in black speech, adopted by other speakers since 2000.


  • used to describe a wine that is rich, concentrated and often with low acid levels

Origin & History of “thick”

Thick comes from a prehistoric Germanic *thekwia-, which also produced German dick, Dutch dik, Swedish tjock, and Danish tyk. It is related to Welsh tew and Breton teo ‘thick’, but its ultimate antecedents are not known. Thicket (OE) is a derivative.