One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A style of jazz regarded as old-fashioned or unsophisticated, especially as characteristic of the 1920s; ragtime.
Of music, especially jazz: old-fashioned, unsophisticated, trite; (of a rhythm or tempo) even, repetitive, monotonous.
Especially in military contexts: quickly, immediately. Chiefly in "most ricky-tick".
1930s; earliest use found in The Chicago Sunday Tribune. Imitative.
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