What does this sentence mean:

My girlfriend ticked at me.

I did not find any meaning for that .

  • Do you have a longer quote, or a source? Without some kind of context it's really hard to say (and I'm almost tempted to say that it doesn't make sense - I only know of "to tick" meaning "a clock making a sound" or "to write a checkmark on a piece of paper", so "ticking at someone" seems weird to me)
    – Jez W
    Oct 20, 2015 at 9:12
  • Yes, "was ticked off" is the expected grammar. But she could have been pretending to be a clock, standing above you, saying "tick-tock" and counting time. – SF. 37 mins ago
    – SF.
    Oct 20, 2015 at 13:23

1 Answer 1


I believe you mean:

My girlfriend was ticked off at me.

The expression ticked off means annoyed.
It is just another expression of annoyance similar to cheesed off, hacked off and several others similar.

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