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n. pl. hick·eys Informal
1. A device or contrivance; a gadget.
a. A reddish mark on the skin caused by amorous kissing, biting, or sucking.
b. A pimple.
3. A pipe-bending apparatus.
4. A threaded electrical fitting used to connect a fixture to an outlet box.

[Origin unknown.]


1. informal US and Canadian an object or gadget: used as a name when the correct name is forgotten, etc; doodah
2. informal US and Canadian a mark on the skin, esp a lovebite
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a spot on a printed sheet caused by an imperfection or a speck on the printing plate
[C20: of unknown origin]


or hick•ie

(ˈhɪk i)

n., pl. -eys or -ies.
1. Slang.
a. a pimple.
b. a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.
2. any device or gadget whose name is forgotten or not known.
3. a fitting used to mount a lighting fixture in an outlet box or on a pipe or stud.
4. a tool used to bend tubes and pipes.
[1905–10, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hickey - a small inflamed elevation of the skinhickey - a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
papule - a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
2.hickey - a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover
erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)


[ˈhɪkɪ] N (US) (= pimple) → grano m; (= love-bite) → mordisco m amoroso, chupón m


n (inf)
(= thingummy)Dingsbums nt (inf)
(= love bite)Knutschfleck m (inf)


n chupetón m, chupón m, marca roja en la piel producida por un beso fuerte
References in classic literature ?
The Story of Havelok the Dane, rendered into later English by Emily Hickey.
I signed myself Glasspool, care of Hickey, 38, Conduit Street; that's my tailor, and after sending the wire I went round and told him what to expect.
SEAMUS HICKEY and Declan Hannon have been restored to the Limerick starting 15 for tomorrow evening's All-Ireland SHC Round 2 Qualifier versus Dublin at Semple Stadium, Thurles (throw-in 5pm).
Due to the construction of the house, Fire Chief Brian Hickey said, it didn't take long for the fire to jump from the first floor to the third floor and into the attic.
DISGRACED lawyer John Hickey - sentenced for helping run a vast mortgage scam - was earlier fined for "turning water into wine", it can be revealed.
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Michael Hickey, a longtime executive of Verizon in New Hampshire, has been named interim dean of the Manchester campus of the University of New Hampshire.
WEBSTER - At first meeting, Brian Hickey, Webster's first full-time fire chief, appears to be a man of few words.
Worcester Crown Court was told Vincent Hickey had spent around PS150,000 servicing his addiction since the conviction was quashed in 1997.
has announced two hires from the food service industry, Cian Hickey and John Hickey.
Hickey killed the ignition and jumped out to empty his bladder into the ditch before wrenching the gate out of the long grass and shouldering it back into the field like the turning arm of a mill.
Paul Hickey must be hoping for something analogous as he contemplates a future as a racehorse trainer.