What Does PIC Mean?

PIC means "Partner In Crime." The term "Partner In Crime" can be taken literally (i.e., two people involved in some unlawful activity), but it is more typically used in a humorous or affectionate way to describe a pair of friends (or two people engaged in a similar activity, e.g., drinking, fishing, knitting).

Summary of Key Points

"Partner In Crime" is the most common definition for PIC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Partner In Crime
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write PIC, I mean this:

meaning of PIC
PIC (Partner In Crime) is an affectionate term for two friends or two colleagues who share a common interest.


Examples of PIC in Sentences

Here are examples of PIC being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Is your other half in?
  • Jordan: No, he's at the pub with Bill, hisPIC.
  • Tony: My son's dog Rover and his new PIC Jake wrecked the house while I was shopping.

An Academic Look at PIC

PIC is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Aye Cee), but as this is harder to say than "Partner in crime," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation PIC is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of PIC Used in a Text


See Also

BBFL (best buddies for life) BEF (best email friend) HOMEGIRL (best female friend (US term)) AMIGO (friend) BESTIE (best friend) BESTY (best friend) BEZZA (best friend) BEZZER (best friend) BEZZIE (best friend) BF (boyfriend) BF4L (best friends for life)