Green’s Dictionary of Slang

vic n.

(US Und.)

1. a convict, i.e. a self-styled victim of justice.

[US]H. Simon ‘Prison Dict.’ in AS VIII:3 (1933) 26/2: EX-VIC. Ex-convict. [Ibid.] 32/2: VIC. Convict.
[US]A.J. Barr Let Tomorrow Come 88: Take an old vic, for instance, some old pete man that’s done half a dozen hitches in somebody’s bighouse.
[US]Irwin Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 193: Vic. – A convict.
[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 233/2: Vic. (Scattered prisons and reformatories) A convict.

2. a victim of crime.

[US] ‘Sl. of Watts’ in Current Sl. III:2.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Pimp 92: Jack, your score is zero. I’m not a ‘vic.’.
[US]E.E. Landy Underground Dict. (1972).
[US]C. Stroud Close Pursuit (1988) 95: There were no ‘poppy loves’ or ‘vics’ in the car, no white people at all.
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 100: In search of potential victims, who we called ‘vics.’.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Stephanie’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 56: And – feature this: Stephanie dies in Cheryl’s bedroom [...] Was she the intended vic.
[US]R. Price Lush Life 41: White vic, dark-skinned shooter .
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] The cops feel for the vics and hate the perps.
[US]D. Winslow ‘Crime 101’ in Broken 78: ‘See what the vics have in common’.

3. a prostitute’s client.

[US]E. Richards Cocaine True 88: The hookers who come in call their johns ‘vics’ for victims.

4. a victim of an accident.

[US]J. Ridley What Fire Cannot Burn 163: Engineer thought maybe he’d hit somebody, but couldn’t find a vic.