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dick·y

 (dĭk′ē)
n.
Variant of dickey.
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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]
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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"
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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.
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Translations

dicky

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

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

[ˈdɪkɪ]
1. n (of shirt) → pettino
2. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) (heart) → malandato/a
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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 Dickeys had some interesting things to say about how, in retrospect, they would have done things a bit differently at a company now led by Mary Berner that went through a Chapter 11 restructuring following their respective exits.
Watch the stream of the Dickeys interview from The Conclave HERE.
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.
Chapel Hill, NC, January 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- GMW Carolina, Inc that locally owns and operates the Triangle Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Cary, Durham, and Raleigh, and the North Carolina Area Developer is exhibiting in Charlotte on Saturday January 29th from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm at the Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo.
by Eric Jerome Dickey Dutton, May 2003 $23.95, ISBN-0-525-94724-8
James Dickey (1923-97), handsome, blond and blue-eyed, formidably energetic, large, and larger than life, scaled the heights.
Struggling for Wings: The Art of James Dickey, edited by Robert Kirschten.
Most of the reviews are from the 1980s, but early reviews by Thorn Gunn and Harry Morris evidence concern from the very first about Dickey's formal lapses.