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To buy something (usually drugs) with an agreement to pay later, like a bar tab.
Can I have a 20 on tick til next Tuesday?
by ia910 October 27, 2010
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To acquire something immediately but pay for it later. Most often used when buying drugs but quite valid for any kind of purchase.

There are thee possible origins of the term:

* The vendor keeps a list of who owes what, and "ticks" them off the list on payment
* The vendor has to wait, the clock is ticking
* The customer is a filthy parasite, like a tick on a dogs back.
Customer: What sandwich can I get for six-fiddy?
Vendor: Sorry, sandwiches start at eight dollars.
Customer: Can I get one on tick?
Vendor: I think not.
by NaughtyJim December 05, 2010
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apparently meaning to keep something's price on a tab..

used by those strange council estate people from prestwich England..
"buy me some fag's on tick"
by Priet October 04, 2005
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To acquire drugs on a banker/customer loan scenario. Instead of paying the initial capital for said drugs , Usually higher class (A,B's) the customer will make payment later at a mutually agreed date between the bankerdealer and the buyer. If the capital is paid in full before the agreed time date frequently the banker dealer will usually give the customer more leighweigh on further transactions,but this is at the Dealers descretion.
Customer :Hey can i get 2o on tick, il have the money next monday.
Dealer :Yeah no problem
by dandoman2000 July 10, 2018
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