Main definitions of flic in English

: flic1flic2

flic1

noun

Computing
  • A data file containing computer animations.

    • ‘This menu accesses all flics or animations.’
    • ‘However, most times that stuff is a FLIC file.’

Origin

Usage of the cinematographic sense of flick.

Pronunciation

flic

/flɪk/

Main definitions of flic in English

: flic1flic2

flic2

noun

informal
  • A French policeman.

    • ‘Les flic were starting to put barricades up across the road.’
    • ‘Naceri, Diefenthal and assorted flics follow in the supercharged taxi.’
    • ‘Les flics were following the Palestinian, not the Australian, and found them in the cot when they kicked down the door in a cheap Paris hotel.’
    • ‘So, from a blurred photocopy of a fax that was passed on to our source by a friendly flic in a smoke-filled bar in Montmartre and then dictated over an iffy phone link, here is the speech.’
    • ‘The French police have recently cracked down on speeding on the autoroute and ‘Oh, pardon, monsieur, my speedometer is mildly eccentric’ will not cut much ice with les flics.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

flic

/flɪk/