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
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Examples from the Web for dickie
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He shared his first joint with Louis Armstrong and Dickie Wells backstage at Three Deuces on 52 Street.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
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Dickie convincingly argues that the answer to my core question is: No.David's Book Club: Cosa Nostra (Part 1)
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Dickie Sanders, 21, had tried various kinds of drugs before, but snorting “Cloud Nine” bath salts resulted in his death.Rudy Eugene, Brian De Leon, and More Crazy 'Bath Salt' Freakouts
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Mr. Dickie was a teacher in Tilliedrum, but he was ruined by drink.Auld Licht Idylls
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Oh, Dickie dear, whatever have they been doing to its good old face?Ambrotox and Limping Dick
Dickie Blue was sure that his surmise had gone cunningly to its mark.
An' Dickie himself will fetch the trap for his own feet, ecod!
"You must not do it again, Peggy," Dickie Blue had admonished.