TIC

What does TIC stand for?

Tongue-in-cheek

TIC stands for "tongue-in-cheek." It is often appended to comments that are meant to be humorous or sarcastic.

The phrase "tongue-in-cheek" itself was originally used to express contempt, before acquiring its current, much-more-fun meaning in 1842. In this context, the phrase is meant to evoke the image of someone biting their tongue in order to stifle laughter.

Example

"Ya, I can bench press 500 pounds (TIC)."

Not everyone understands TIC humor

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Last Updated: October 21, 2020

TIC definition

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