Kick etymology


English word kick comes from Proto-Germanic *kīkaną (To look, peep.), Old Dutch *kiukīn, Old Norse kikna, Proto-Germanic *kiukīną (Chicken.), Old Norse keikja

Etymology of kick

Detailed word origin of kick

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kīkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To look, peep.
*kiukīn Old Dutch (odt)
kikna Old Norse (non)
*kiukīną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Chicken.
keikja Old Norse (non)
*kīkan Old Dutch (odt)
kikan Old Saxon (osx)
kîken Middle Low German (gml)
kieken Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
keken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
kick English (en) (Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.. (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.. (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.. (informal) Pocket.. (soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.. (soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.. (uncountable, and, countable) Piquancy.. A button (of a joypad, [...]