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dickey1

or dicky, dickie

[dik-ee] /ˈdɪk i/
noun, plural dickeys.
1.
an article of clothing made to look like the front or collar of a shirt, blouse, vest, etc., worn as a separate piece under another garment, as a jacket or dress.
Compare vest (def 2), vestee.
2.
a detachable linen shirt collar.
3.
a bib or pinafore worn by a child.
4.
a small bird.
5.
a donkey, especially a male.
6.
an outside seat on a carriage.
7.
British, rumble seat (def 1).
Origin of dickey1
1745-1755
1745-55; generic use of Dicky, diminutive of Dick, proper name

dickey2

[dik-ee] /ˈdɪk i/
adjective, Chiefly British Slang.
1.
not working properly; faulty:
I'm fed up with this dickey air conditioner.
Origin
1805-15; origin uncertain

Dickey

[dik-ee] /ˈdɪk i/
noun
1.
James, 1923–97, U.S. poet and novelist.
2.
William ("Bill") 1907–93, U.S. baseball player.
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  • He decided that he would follow the singular recital on the dickey backs and rip off a chapter at a time.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder
  • dickey Snookes having been properly cobbed, we all hurried on deck.

    My First Cruise W.H.G. Kingston
  • Did the servant get off the dickey after you set out, and before the accident happened?

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Upon my word of honor, this was not an unreasonable price for that dickey.

  • After a long silence dickey dolefully asked: "Say, do you believe the Saxondales turned me down on that shooting box party?"

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon

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