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[ tˈɪk], [ tˈɪk], [ t_ˈɪ_k]

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The word "tic" is derived from the Latin "tecto", meaning "a cover." It first appeared in English in 1580 and meant "a fit of sneezing." By the 1700s, "tic" had taken on a more general meaning, including any kind of outburst, particularly one that is not caused by asthma or another medical condition. This broadened meaning is still seen in some English dialects, where "tic" can refer to any kind of outburst, even small ones.

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