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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
References in classic literature ?
It was one of the cleanest and prettiest little dickeys I ever saw; and I have good reason to believe that it effected the sale of three Petershams.
To purchasing bran new paper shirt collar or dickey, to set off gray Petersham.
Three outside places were vacant; one behind the coachman; two on the dickey.
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.
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Despite the traumatic marriages, Dickeys children turned out remarkably well.
Similarly, in the eye of the critic there were always two James Dickeys, one athletic, Southern, rural, at times all but redneck, the other sensitive, urban, learned, almost scholarly.
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