or dick·y, dick·ie
- an article of clothing made to look like the front or collar of a shirt, blouse, vest, etc., worn as a separate piece under another garment, as a jacket or dress.Compare vest(def 2), vestee.
- a detachable linen shirt collar.
- a bib or pinafore worn by a child.
- a small bird.
- a donkey, especially a male.
- an outside seat on a carriage.
- British. rumble seat(def 1).
Origin of dickey1
1745–55; generic use of Dicky, diminutive of Dick, proper name
- not working properly; faulty: I'm fed up with this dickey air conditioner.
Origin of dickey2
First recorded in 1805–15; origin uncertain
- James,1923–97, U.S. poet and novelist.
- WilliamBill, 1907–93, U.S. baseball player.
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Examples from the Web for dickey
In Part 3, Dickey turns to two very disparate topics: Russia and his family.Christopher Dickey on Matters Foreign and Domestic
September 25, 2014
Dickey hadn't been informed that Lou was in a terminal stage of ALS.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address
July 4, 2014
On ABC's 'This Week,' Dickey Cheney had some harsh words for president Obama - and for once, had the facts behind him.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: June 22
June 22, 2014
Before moving to The Daily Beast, Dickey worked for Newsweek in Paris and Cairo and for The Washington Post in Mexico City.The Hero Summit 2013 Speakers
September 10, 2013
Prior to Newsweek, Dickey worked for The Washington Post in Cairo and Mexico City.
Ben and Dickey had worked faithfully, and performed all that had been given them to do.Left Behind
“I am trying to do so,” said Harry, who saw the danger as well as Dickey.The Voyage of the "Steadfast"
Dickey Snookes having been properly cobbed, we all hurried on deck.
I forgot to say that Dickey Snookes was sent on board the prize to keep me company.
Dickey Snookes was quite jealous when he saw me jump into the boat.