Older Use. a detective.
Vulgar. a stupid, mean, or contemptible person, especially a man.
Other definitions for Dick (2 of 2)
George Frederick, 1881–1967, U.S. internist.
Philip K., 1928–82, U.S. science-fiction writer.
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Former Vice President dick Cheney has had a relatively quiet couple of years since leaving the White House.
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British Dictionary definitions for dick (1 of 2)
mainly US a slang word for detective
British Dictionary definitions for dick (2 of 2)
British a fellow or person
clever dick British a person who is obnoxiously opinionated or self-satisfied; know-all
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Scientific definitions for Dick
American medical researcher who collaborated with his wife, Gladys Henry Dick (1881-1963), to isolate the bacterium that causes scarlet fever. They developed a serum for the disease in 1923.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dick
see every tom, dick, and harry.
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