What does antic mean?
The definition of antic
An”tic, a.
Etym: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

1 Old; antique. (Zoöl.)
“Lords of antic fame.” Phaer.
2 Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. The antic postures of a merry-andrew. Addison. The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape. Fuller.

An”tic, n.
1 A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
2 An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure. Woven with antics and wild imagery. Spenser.
3 A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper. And fraught with antics as the Indian bird That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage. Wordsworth.
4 (Arch.)
A grotesque representation. [Obs.]
5 An antimask. [Obs. or R.] Performed by knights and ladies of his court In nature of an antic. Ford.
An”tic, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Anticked, Antickt.]

To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] Shak.

An”tic, v. i.
To perform antics.