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hick·ey

 (hĭk′ē)
n. pl. hick·eys Informal
1. A device or contrivance; a gadget.
2.
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.]

hickey

(ˈhɪkɪ)
n
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]

hick•ey

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)
Translations
cucflekpecka
fritsu
sogblettur
dingknobbelspulzuigplekzuigvlek
sugemerke

hickey

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

hickey

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

hickey

n chupetón m, chupón m, marca roja en la piel producida por un beso fuerte
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