I'm reading a manga and ういっく has come up three different times. Unfortunately, it's the only word/phrase so I can't garner what it means based on context. I've attached the three panels in which I've found this word. Someone, please tell me what it means as I know I'm missing a subtle nuance to the wordplay going on in the manga.

First time ういっくappears

Second time ういっくappears

Third time ういっくappears

1 Answer 1



It's an imitative sound of a hiccup often used to describe drunk people.

  • For real?! It's the sound of a hiccup? lol. And here I thought it was a real word since the last panel has it in an actual speech bubble.
    – Rose
    Nov 1, 2015 at 22:54
  • 「ウィック」や「うぃっく」で検索してもヒットしませんが、「ウィーック」だとヒットするようです・・・または「ウィック」+「酔っ払い」で
    – chocolate
    Nov 1, 2015 at 22:59
  • 7
    The typical sound of a hiccup is ヒック and a typical groaning of a drunken person is ウィー. ウィック is a rather atypical (but understandable) mixture of the two.
    – naruto
    Nov 2, 2015 at 5:10

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .