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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.]
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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]
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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.]
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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)
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[ˈhɪkɪ] N (US) (= pimple) → grano m; (= love-bite) → mordisco m amoroso, chupón m
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n (inf)
(= thingummy)Dingsbums nt (inf)
(= love bite)Knutschfleck m (inf)
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n chupetón m, chupón m, marca roja en la piel producida por un beso fuerte
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"But Hicky's not stupid, he was of course saving the tyre as well and I guess he saved it better than me.
A lot of credit has to go to Finch but also JL and Hicky deserve a pat on the back.
You may wonder why I call it the first newspaper, when historians record the publication of James Hicky's The Bengal Gazette from Calcutta in January 1780 as marking the advent of journalism in India.
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By March 2012, Kramer had been replaced as Tipton's attorney by Phillip Hicky of Forrest City.
WELLESBOURNE and Kenilworth Town battled out an epic ten-goal draw in Division Two, Max Coton compiling a treble for the home side while Dan Long and Jamie Hicky responded with two apiece.
Strategic hamlets became militarised community developments that varied in intensities of fortification (Donnell and Hicky, 1962), but their principle purpose was to reorganise people into grid-defined settlements centred on a radio transmitter, road, and helipad, as people were integrated into national affairs and monitored by overt surveillance, survey poles, and checked for identification cards (Cullather, 2006; Peluso and Vandergeest, 2011).
Morris Hicky Morgan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1914), 17.--Ed.