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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.]
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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]
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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.]
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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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Translations
cucflekpecka
fritsu
sogblettur
dingknobbelspulzuigplekzuigvlek
sugemerke

hickey

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

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

n chupetón m, chupón m, marca roja en la piel producida por un beso fuerte
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References in classic literature ?
The Story of Havelok the Dane, rendered into later English by Emily Hickey. The Lay of Havelok the Dane, edited by W.
I signed myself Glasspool, care of Hickey, 38, Conduit Street; that's my tailor, and after sending the wire I went round and told him what to expect.
The Hickeys believe they've had God, not luck, on their side.
The shooting of the Hickeys was a 'botched' mission by the 'A Team' to avenge the murder of Paul Massey three months earlier.
The Hickeys spent 18 years in jail after being wrongly convicted of shooting dead Carl Bridgewater, 13, in 1978 at Wordsley, West Midlands.
On the second day of a trial at Manchester Crown Court, where seven alleged A Team members deny involvement in the shooting, the jurors were shown images of a bullet hole in the front door of the Hickeys' home and blood all over the floor of the hallway.
The shooting at the Hickeys' home came as violence between the two factions spiralled, the court heard.
Carne Thomasson, 29, a PS5,000-a-week drug dealer, knocked on the Hickeys' door to 'flush out' Christian Hickey senior, the intended target.
All denied murder but the Hickeys and Robinson were convicted at Stafford crown court.
In November 1979, the Hickeys, along with James Robinson and Patrick Molloy, were convicted of murder following a 25-day trial at Stafford Crown Court.