an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike.
noun 1. a form of industrial action in which all workers in a factory, etc, report sick simultaneously verb 2. (intransitive, adverb) to take part in such action sick joke
noun 1. wages or other compensation received from an employer during an illness. noun 1. wages paid to an employee while he is on sick leave
- Sick puppy
noun a perverted or sadistic person Examples To watch that type of movie, you have to be one sick puppy. Usage Note slang
- Sick role
sick role n. The protective role given an individual who is physically or mentally ill or injured; it may be assumed by the individual or it may be imposed as a part of social custom.