Wicked vs Wicke - What's the difference?

wicked | wicke |

As adjectives the difference between wicked and wicke

is that wicked is evil or mischievous by nature or wicked can be having a wick while wicke is .

As an adverb wicked

is (slang|new england|british) very, extremely.

As a noun wicked

is people who are wickedoxford dictionary [http://wwwoxfordadvancedlearnersdictionarycom/dictionary/wicked_2].

As a verb wicked

is (wick).



Etymology 1

1225-75 (etyl) wikked, wikke, an alteration of wicke, adjectival use of (etyl)


  • Evil or mischievous by nature.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • (slang)  Excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.
  • Usage notes
    * Nouns to which "wicked" is often applied: witch, person, man, woman, angel, deed, act, pleasure, delight, game, way, night, word.
    * (evil or mischievous) evil, immoral, malevolent, malicious, nefarious, twisted, villainous, See also * awesome, bad, cool, dope, excellent, far out, groovy, hot, rad, See also
    Derived terms
    * wickedly * wickedness * wicked tongue


  • (slang, New England, British) Very, extremely.
  • The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!
    * hella, helluv (primarily Northern California slang )


  • People who are wicked.Oxford dictionary [http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/wicked_2].
  • Etymology 2

    See (wick)


  • (wick)
  • Adjective

  • Having a wick.
  • a two-wicked lamp
  • (British, dialect, chiefly, Yorkshire) Infested with maggots.
  • wicke