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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
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  • Now surely this was a day of good fortune, for again dickie had his desire.

  • An' dickie himself will fetch the trap for his own feet, ecod!

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • His father had given it to him in the hospital where dickie was taken to say good-bye to him.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • dickie Blue was sure that his surmise had gone cunningly to its mark.

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • It was good of her to keep dickie, even if she wasn't very kind to him.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit

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