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or dicky, dickie

[dik-ee] /ˈdɪk i/
noun, plural dickeys.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now surely this was a day of good fortune, for again dickie had his desire.

  • An' dickie himself will fetch the trap for his own feet, ecod!

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • His father had given it to him in the hospital where dickie was taken to say good-bye to him.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • dickie Blue was sure that his surmise had gone cunningly to its mark.

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • It was good of her to keep dickie, even if she wasn't very kind to him.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit

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