p. dick

Dick

[dik]
noun
1.
George Frederick, 1881–1967, U.S. internist.
2.
Philip K. 1928–82, U.S. science-fiction writer.
3.
a male given name, form of Richard.
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dick1 (dɪk)
 
n
chiefly (US) a slang word for detective
 
[C20: by shortening and alteration from detective; probably influenced by proper name Dick]

dick2 (dɪk)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a fellow or person
2.  (Brit) clever dick a person who is obnoxiously opinionated or self-satisfied; know-all
3.  a slang word for penis
 
usage  The third sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use

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dick
"fellow, lad, man," 1553, rhyming nickname for Rick, short for Richard, one of the commonest Eng. names, it has long been a synonym for "fellow," and so most of the slang senses are probably very old, but naturally hard to find in the surviving records. The meaning "penis"
is attested from 1891 in British army slang. Meaning "detective" is recorded from 1908, perhaps as a shortened variant of detective.
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Medical Dictionary

button but·ton (bŭt'n)
n.
A knob-like structure, device, or lesion.

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Dick   (dĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
American medical researcher who collaborated with his wife, Gladys Henry Dick (1881-1963), to isolate the bacterium that causes scarlet fever. They developed a serum for the disease in 1923.
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