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(Brit, informal) an ironically childish word for little
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  • He will only go to sleep to his own ickle tune, The New Lullaby.

  • ickle bother can't say nuffin, without me to sow him the yay of it.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • ickle boy Baxter goin' make imitations of darlin' Flopit again.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • ickle boy Baxter puts head one side, then other side, just like darlin' Flopit.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • The "ickle One" came into the world last November, to find her mother deep in baby relief work.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Susan say to me one day, kite yell, I amember, ickle Bardie made of money!

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • "I want that 'ickle pony," called out a small voice from the audience, at which remark even the manager smiled.

    A Fortunate Term

    Angela Brazil
  • "Now Flopit must have his darlin' 'ickle run," said Flopit's mistress, setting the doglet upon the ground.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • And happy turns of the day is yen a geat big gal is two years old with a ickle bother.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Did she try to hit her ickle bruzzer on his nosie-posie wiz a mug?

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