dicky
noun see dickey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dicky — may refer to: Car boot, storage space in a car. Dicky (garment), a type of false shirt front Dicky Moe, a fictional whale in the Tom and Jerry series USS Dicky (SP 231), a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919 People… …   Wikipedia

  • dicky — adj. Faulty. [British informal] Syn: dickey. [WordNet 1.5] I ve got this dicky heart John le Carre …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dicky — n. See {dickey}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dicky — dicky1 [dik′ē] n. pl. dickies alt. sp. of DICKEY1 dicky2 [dik′ē] adj. dickier, dickiest [late 18th c. Brit slang < ?] [Brit. Informal] diseased; unsound [a dicky heart] …   English World dictionary

  • Dicky — rhymes with sicky and means you feel sick …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • dicky — detached shirt front, 1811; a small bird, 1851; dim. of dick, but the applications are obscure in both cases …   Etymology dictionary

  • dicky — ► ADJECTIVE (dickier, dickiest) Brit. informal ▪ not strong, healthy, or functioning reliably. ORIGIN perhaps from the given name Dick, in the old saying as queer as Dick s hatband …   English terms dictionary

  • dicky — I UK [ˈdɪkɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms dicky : singular dicky plural dickies a false shirt front that a man can wear under a jacket II UK [ˈdɪkɪ] / US adjective Word forms dicky : adjective dicky comparative dickier superlative dickiest… …   English dictionary

  • dicky — I. /ˈdɪki / (say dikee) noun (plural dickies) 1. a detachable shirt front, or blouse front. 2. a pinafore or apron. 3. a donkey, especially a male. 4. Also, dicky seat. a small additional seat at the outside or back of a vehicle; rumble seat.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dicky — dick|y1 [ˈdıki] adj BrE old fashioned [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Origin unknown] weak, and likely to break or not work properly dicky heart/ticker (=a heart that is weak and not very healthy) dicky 2 dicky2 dickey n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dicky — 1. n. (also dickey) (pl. ies or eys) colloq. 1 a false shirt front. 2 (in full dicky bird) a child s word for a little bird. 3 Brit. a driver s seat in a carriage. 4 Brit. an extra folding seat at the back of a vehicle. 5 (in full dicky bow) Brit …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”