LICK

What Does LICK Mean?

LICK is a slang word that means "Sudden Influx of Money," "Theft," "Easy Target," "Side Hussle," and "To Beat."

Here is more information about each of these definitions of LICK, with examples of use.

Sudden Influx of Money

In general chat, especially on social media and in text messaging, LICK means "Sudden Influx of Money." In this context, a LICK is typically obtained through criminal activity, such as theft, robbery, or drug dealing, but can also be obtained through gambling or (more rarely) a gift or loan.
  • We need a LICK for the weekend, or we're not going anywhere.
  • He had a big LICK and bought everyone a drink.
The beneficiary of a LICK can be said to have "hit a lick.

Theft

LICK is also used to mean "theft." In this context, LICK became popular in late 2021, when a video tagged "Devious Lick" went viral on TikTok. The original video referenced a theft, but it led to a worldwide spate of not just thefts, but also vandalism, at schools.

As a result of complaints, TikTok removed the hashtag "Devious Lick" from the app. Searches for the tag were directed to a message explaining that the content has been removed because it violates the app's guidelines.

Easy Target

LICK is used with the meaning "easy target," to refer to a person or premises that is easy to rob or steal from. For example:
  • He's a LICK. He always walks home the same way after cashing up.
  • The liquor store clerk is older than my grandmother. The place is a LICK.

Side Hussle

LICK also means "Side Hussle." In this context, a LICK is a any type of employment undertaken in addition to a person's full-time job.
  • He's a megabucks billionaire playboy, with a LICK as president of the US.
  • I have a LICK giving English lessons to kids.

To Beat

In general chat, LICK is a synonym for "beat" (as in, to defeat, conquer, overcome). For example:
  • He may be able to LICK their army, but he'll never LICK the people.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Sudden Influx of Money" is a common definition for LICK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
LICK
Definition:Sudden Influx of Money
Type:Word
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Theft" is another common definition for LICK.
LICK
Definition:Theft
Type:Word
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

"Easy Target" is another definition for LICK.
LICK
Definition:Easy Target
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Fourth Definition

"Side Hussle" is another definition for LICK.
LICK
Definition:Side Hussle
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Fifth Definition

LICK also means "To Beat."
LICK
Definition:To Beat
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of LICK Used in a Text

LICK

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