dickey


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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)
References in classic literature ?
-- To purchasing bran new paper shirt collar or dickey, to set off gray Petersham.....................................
The item chiefly disputed in this bill was the very moderate charge of two pennies for the dickey. Upon my word of honor, this was not an unreasonable price for that dickey.
Three outside places were vacant; one behind the coachman; two on the dickey. The first was taken immediately by a farmer, the second to my unspeakable disgust and terror--was secured by the inevitable Bow Street runner; who, as soon as h e was up, helped the weakly Screw into the third place, by his side.
It was within a week of the close of the month of July, that a hackney cabriolet, number unrecorded, was seen to proceed at a rapid pace up Goswell Street; three people were squeezed into it besides the driver, who sat in his own particular little dickey at the side; over the apron were hung two shawls, belonging to two small vixenish-looking ladies under the apron; between whom, compressed into a very small compass, was stowed away, a gentleman of heavy and subdued demeanour, who, whenever he ventured to make an observation, was snapped up short by one of the vixenish ladies before-mentioned.
The radio industry is chatting over an appearance Thursday at The Conclave in Minneapolis by former Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey Jr.
"A strong tech department can minimize issues so that staff and students can focus on learning," says Adela Dickey, director of technology for Northwest Allen County Schools in Indiana.
James Dickey give his victory speech after winning a rancorous battle against challenger Cindy Asche for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas, in San Antonio on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Dickey Betts, the founding guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band, has been hospitalised in Florida and is in a critical condition after a freak accident gave him a major blow to the head.
coach Michael Dickey as the new head coach of the Jordan Women's National Team.
On Christmas Day 2015, 16 months before he died, former Arkansas Congressman Jay Dickey co-wrote a commentary for The Washington Post in which he called for increasing federal funding for research into preventing gun violence.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit has introduced a line of refrigerated fully cooked sausage products that are being initially launched in 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide.
Synopsis: In 1965, Wisconsin native Georgette "Dickey" Chapelle became the first female American war correspondent to be killed in action.