|chiefly (US) a slang word for detective|
|[C20: by shortening and alteration from |
|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|
button but·ton (bŭt'n)
A knob-like structure, device, or lesion.
|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.