Musician and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte decried “our deeply dickensian justice system.”
The passages about the poor and criminal sections of the city are very … dickensian.
Willimon felt that Frank Underwood as a name “felt dickensian and more legitimately American” than Francis Urquhart.
exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.
The devil; a devilish person: felt like the dickens/ let the dickens out on Halloween