Learn the French Word Un Flic

French Police
Piccell/Getty Images

The French word un flic, pronounced "fleek", is a way to say "police". It's like an American saying "cop" instead of "police officer". While not exactly slang, it is informal.


  • Les flics ont arrêté mon frère.
    The cops arrested my brother.
  • C'est les flics, tirons-nous!
    It's the cops, let's get out of here!

Related Words

  • fliquer (familiar) - to police, watch someone's every move