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dick·ey

also dick·ie or dick·y  (dĭk′ē)
n. pl. dick·eys also dick·ies
1.
a. A woman's blouse front worn under a suit jacket or low-necked garment.
b. A man's detachable shirt front.
c. A collar for a shirt.
d. A child's bib or pinafore.
2. Chiefly British
a. The driver's seat on a carriage.
b. A rear seat for servants on a carriage.

[ From diminutive of Dick, nickname for Richard.]

dick•ey1

or dick•y

(ˈdɪk i)

n., pl. dick•eys or dick•ies.
1. a garment that resembles the front or collar of a shirt and is worn as a separate piece under a jacket, dress, or the like. Compare vest (def. 2), vestee.
2. a small bird.
3. a donkey, esp. a male.
4. an outside seat on a carriage.
[1745–55; generic use of Dicky, diminutive of Dick, proper name]

dick•ey2

(ˈdɪk i)

adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
functioning poorly; faulty: a dickey engine.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dickey - a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seaterdickey - a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.dickey - a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
insert, inset - an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
Adj.1.dickey - (British informal) faulty; "I've got this dicky heart"- John le Carre
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
Translations

dickey

[ˈdɪkɪ]
A. N
1. (= shirt front) → pechera f postiza
2. (Brit) (also dickey bow) → pajarita f (Sp), corbata f de moño (LAm)
3. (Brit) (also dickey seat) → spider m
B. CPD dickey bird N (baby talk) → pajarito m
I won't say a dickey birdno diré ni pío

dickey

, dicky
n
(inf, on shirt) → Hemdbrust f; (= bow tie)Fliege f
(also dickey seat)Notsitz m (in einem Zweisitzer)