This page is about the slang term nick (1)
Meaning: to steal something
- I left my bike in front of the bank while I went inside to pay some bills. When I came back out it was gone. Some bastard had nicked it!
- Did you ever nick money from your mum's purse when you were a kid?
This word is usually used for minor thefts by kids or petty criminals, not major thefts by professional criminals or corrupt politicians, government officials and businessmen.
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If your laptop computer has been nicked, you should
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Contributor: Matt Errey