I. noun (plural hickeys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1913 gadget II. noun (plural hickeys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1918 1. a. pimple b. a temporary red mark or bruise on the skin (as one produced by biting and sucking) 2. plural also hickies a small imperfection in printing

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  • hickey — hick ey, hickie hick ie . 1. (Elec.) A device used to adapt a lighting fixture for mounting in an outlet box, or on a pipe. [PJC] 2. A red mark on the skin, caused by a passionate, sucking kiss at that location. [slang] [PJC] 3. a {doohickey}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hickey — ☆ hickey [hik′ē ] n. pl. hickeys or hickies [orig. U.S. dial.] 1. Informal any device or gadget; doohickey 2. a tool used for bending pipe 3. a coupling for electrical fixtures 4. Informal a pimple or pustule 5. Slang a bruise …   English World dictionary

  • Hickey — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hickey est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Denis Hickie (1976 ), un joueur irlandais de rugby à XV ; James Hickey (1920, 2004), un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hickey — AND hicky [“hiki] 1. n. a love bite; a mark on the skin caused by biting or sucking. (See also monkey bite.) □ He’s mad at her because she gave him a hicky. □ She wore a high collar to cover up a hickey. 2. n. a pimple, especially if infected. □… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hickey — UK [ˈhɪkɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hickey : singular hickey plural hickeys American a love bite …   English dictionary

  • hickey — n Bruise on the skin left by sucking. They must have at least petted last night; she cam to work today with a hickey on her neck. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hickey — n American a. a love bite ► I like your date, Sam. Be careful she doesn t lose a baby tooth when she s giving you a hickey. (Cheers, US TV comedy series, 1986) b. a spot or other skin blemish …   Contemporary slang

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