flik

Alternative Spellings

flick

Definitions

  • pluck feathers (e.g., from a chicken)

Example Sentences

  • "How much should one pay an experienced pluckers? If the minimum wage is about 6 dollars (and they pay some benefits too, right, holiday, insurance,) and it takes 15 minutes to flick a chicken, that's more than 1.50 per chicken." (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.jewish.moderated/mALieepqEQE%5B151-175%5D)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿליקן flikn 'to pluck' (verbal stem is פֿליק flik)

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Dictionaries

None

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