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.

    • ‘Naceri, Diefenthal and assorted flics follow in the supercharged taxi.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Les flic were starting to put barricades up across the road.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation:

flic

/flɪk/