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dick·y

 (dĭk′ē)
n.
Variant of dickey.

dicky

(ˈdɪkɪ) or

dickey

n, pl dickies or dickeys
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's false blouse front, worn to fill in the neck of a jacket or low-cut dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's false shirt front, esp one worn with full evening dress
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: dicky bow Brit a bow tie
4. (Animals) chiefly Brit an informal name for a donkey, esp a male one
5. (Animals) Also called: dickybird or dickeybird a child's word for a bird, esp a small one
6. (Automotive Engineering) a folding outside seat at the rear of some early cars. US and Canadian name: rumble seat
7. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: boot Indian an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear
[C18 (in the senses: donkey, shirt front): from Dickey, diminutive of Dick (name); the relationship of the various senses is obscure]

dicky

(ˈdɪkɪ) or

dickey

adj, dickier or dickiest
informal Brit in bad condition; shaky, unsteady, or unreliable: I feel a bit dicky today.
[C18: perhaps from the name Dick in the phrase as queer as Dick's hatband feeling ill]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dicky - a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seaterdicky - 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.dicky - 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.dicky - (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"

dicky

adjective (Brit. informal) weak, poorly, dodgy, queer (informal), shaky, unreliable, sickly, unsteady, unsound, iffy (informal), fluttery He always has a dicky stomach after eating curry.
Translations

dicky

[ˈdɪkɪ] ADJ (dickier (compar) (dickiest (superl)))
1. = dickey
2. to have a dicky heart (Brit) → tener el corazón fastidiado

dicky

adj (inf) heartangeknackst (inf); I feel a bit dicky (dated)ich bin ziemlich ab (inf)or erschossen (inf)
n = dickey

dicky

[ˈdɪkɪ]
1. n (of shirt) → pettino
2. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) (heart) → malandato/a
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