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  • enPR: dĭk, IPA(key): /dɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1 edit

 
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Ultimately from Dick, pet form of the name Richard. The name Dick came to mean "everyman", whence the word acquired its other meanings.

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dick (countable and uncountable, plural dicks)

  1. (countable, obsolete) A male person.
  2. (countable, slang) A detective, especially one working for the police; a police officer.
  3. (countable and uncountable, vulgar, slang) The penis.
  4. (countable, vulgar, slang, derogatory) A highly contemptible or obnoxious person; a jerk.
    That person is such a dick.
  5. (uncountable, US, Canada, vulgar, slang, uncommon) Absolutely nothing.
    Last weekend I did dick.
    • 1997, Ed Solomon, Men in Black, spoken by Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones):
      Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely… dick.
  6. (uncountable, vulgar, slang) Sexual intercourse with a man.
    • 1991, quoted in Andrew Parker, Nationalisms & Sexualities, page 309:
      You better try and get some dick and take your mind off this bullshit.
    • 2020, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, Jac Vanek, Act Like a Lady [] , Rodale Books, →ISBN, page 284:
      Much like quicksand, dicksand is what girls get caught in when they're obsessed with their crush, boyfriend, husband, or anyone giving them dick.
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  • Finnish: dikki (colloquial, humorous)
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dick (third-person singular simple present dicks, present participle dicking, simple past and past participle dicked)

  1. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (often with around or up).
    Dude, don't let them dick you around like that!
  2. (transitive, slang, vulgar, of a man) To penetrate sexually.
    • 1989, “Car Thief”, in Paul's Boutique, performed by Beastie Boys:
      Homeboy, throw in the towel / Your girl got dicked by Ricky Powell
    • 1996, Clarence Major, Dirty bird blues:
      Listen, this old gal we going to see probably don't like liquor and drinking, so be cool. I'm just gon borrow a few bucks off her. I ain't never dicked her or nothing.
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Etymology 2 edit

A shortening and alteration of de(t)ec(tive).

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dick (plural dicks)

  1. (dated, US, slang) A detective.
    private dick, railroad dick
    • 1937 November 1, Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile:
      “I am a detective,” said Hercule Poirot with the modest air of one who says “I am a king.”
      “Good God!” The young man seemed seriously taken aback. “Do you mean that girl actually totes about a dumb dick?”
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A shortening and alteration of dec(laration).

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dick (plural dicks)

  1. (obsolete) A declaration.
    • 1875, Mrs. George Croft Huddleston, Bluebell:
      "He seems to set a deal of store by her, though. There's some young 'ooman at home, where she lives, I'd take my dying dick."

Etymology 4 edit

 
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From a Cumbric numeral corresponding to Welsh deg, from Proto-Brythonic *deg.

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dick

  1. (Cumbria) Ten, in Cumbrian sheep counting.
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References edit

  • Wirght, Peter (1995) Cumbrian Chat, Dalesman Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 7
  • Deakin, Michael A.B. (2007) Leigh-Lancaster, David, editor, The Name of the Number[2], Australian Council for Educational Research, →ISBN, retrieved 2008-05-17, page 75
  • Varvogli, Aliki (2002) Annie Proulx's The Shipping News: A Reader's Guide[3], Continuum International Publishing Group, →ISBN, retrieved 2008-05-17, pages 24-25

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German dicke, from Old High German dicki, dicchi (akin to Old Saxon thikki), from Proto-West Germanic *þikkwī.

Compare Low German dick, Dutch dik, English thick, Danish tyk.

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dick (strong nominative masculine singular dicker, comparative dicker, superlative am dicksten)

  1. thick
  2. fat

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Further reading edit

  • dick” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • dick” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • dick” in Duden online

Hunsrik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German dicke, from Old High German dicki, dicchi, from Proto-West Germanic *þikkwī.

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dick (comparative dicker, superlative dickest)

  1. thick
    Das Brett is zweu Zentimeter dick.
    The board is two meters thick.
  2. fat
    Sie is en dicke Fraa.
    She is a fat woman.
  3. pregnant
    Mein Schwesder is schun nommol dick.
    My sister is no longer pregnant.

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Declension of dick (see also Appendix:Hunsrik adjectives)
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative dick dick dick dicke
accusative dicke dick dick dicke
dative dicke dicke dicke dicke
Strong inflection nominative dicker dicke dickes dicke
accusative dicke dicke dickes dicke
dative dickem dicker dickem dicke

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German dicke, from Old High German dicchi. Compare German dick, Dutch dik, English thick.

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dick

  1. thick
  2. close
  3. stout