kicks

kicks
n pl
1.
British
trousers. An alternative and now archaic form of kecks, dating from the 18th century.
2a.
American
sports shoes. A rarer version of kickers, used particularly by school and college students.
2b.
American
shoes. The term is used in black street argot and campus slang.
3.
thrills. The plural form of kick. A usage which became popular in the late 1950s and notorious for its adoption by juvenile delinquents and other nihilists to explain their motives.
► 'They killed for kicks.' (Headline in True Detective magazine, 1963)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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