Wicked etymology


English word wicked comes from Proto-Germanic *wikkōną (To practice sorcery.)

Etymology of wicked

Detailed word origin of wicked

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*wikkōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To practice sorcery.
*wikkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A (male) witch; warlock; magician; sorcerer; wizard; spellcaster.
wicca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Wizard, sorcerer, magician, druid, necromancer.
weke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
wikke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Wicked.
wicked English (en) (usually humorous) People who are wicked. (slang) Excellent; awesome; masterful. Evil or mischievous by nature. (slang, New England, British) Very, extremely.

Words with the same origin as wicked

Descendants of *wikkōną

week wick witch