See also: Dicky




Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit


dicky ‎(plural dickies)

  1. (colloquial) A louse.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) Dicky dirt = a shirt, meaning a shirt with a collar.
  3. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
  4. (slang, dated) A hat, especially (in the US) a stiff hat or derby, and (in the UK) a straw hat.
  5. (dated) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.
  6. (dated) A seat in a carriage, for the driver.
  7. (India) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  8. A small bird; a dicky-bird.
  9. (Britain, military slang) A pilot.
  10. (Britain, dialect) A hedge sparrow.
  11. (Britain, dialect) A donkey.
    • 1896, Augustus Jessopp, Random Roaming, and Other Papers (page 181)
      I've heard grandfather say that when Mr. Priest was at his best there was scores o' young gents as used to come to school as day-boys, 'cause there was no room for 'em to board; and they used to come on dickies []
  12. A haddock.
Derived termsEdit


dicky ‎(comparative dickier, superlative dickiest)

  1. (colloquial) doubtful, troublesome; in poor condition
    He had a dicky heart.

Etymology 2Edit

dick +‎ -y


dicky ‎(comparative dickier, superlative dickiest)

  1. (informal, vulgar) like a dick, foolish or obnoxious
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