or dicky; also dickie noun (plural dickeys or dickies) Etymology: Dicky, nickname for Richard Date: 1807 1. any of various articles of clothing: as a. a man's separate or detachable shirtfront b. a small fabric insert worn to fill in the neckline 2. chiefly British a. the driver's seat in a carriage b. a seat at the back of a carriage or automobile

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