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Origin of dick
Examples from the Web for dick
Clearly, the advances were not reciprocated but Williams “continued to talk about sucking dick.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those in the race—Senator Paul Simon, Rep. Dick Gephardt, Rev. Jesse Jackson—were far behind.
He echoed Dick Cheney about global warming and said, “We should be concentrating on ISIS.”
Dick Wadhams, a strategist for the South Dakota Republican Party, dismissed the impact of the attacks against Rounds.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They saw him in his 30s, sporting a huge Afro and smoking a big cigar on The Dick Cavett Show.
The men rode toward the rear of the herd, one on each side, and Arlie fell in beside her old playmate, Dick.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
What other reason could Dick have for the deception which he had practised upon us all?The Mystery of the Hidden Room|Marion Harvey
And Dick turned again and hurried to the new house, but David stood, holding the handle of his cart and looking after him.The Doers|William John Hopkins
Tode looked around admiringly as Dick threw open the door and led the way in.The Bishop's Shadow|I. T. Thurston
Just then Carl caught an expressive look shot at him by Dick.Motor Matt's Hard Luck|Stanley R. Matthews
Word Origin for dick
Word Origin for dick
Word Origin for button
"fellow, lad, man," 1550s, rhyming nickname for Rick, short for Richard, one of the commonest English names, it has long been a synonym for "fellow," and so most of the slang senses are probably very old, but naturally hard to find in the surviving records. The meaning "penis" is attested from 1891 in Farmer's slang dictionary (possibly British army slang). Meaning "detective" is recorded from 1908, perhaps as a shortened variant of detective.
c.1300 (surname Botouner "button-maker" attested from mid-13c.), from Old French boton "a button," originally "a bud" (12c., Modern French bouton), from bouter, boter "to thrust," common Romanic (cf. Spanish boton, Italian bottone), ultimately from Germanic (see butt (v.)). Thus a button is, etymologically, something that pushes up, or thrusts out.
Meaning "point of the chin" is pugilistic slang, by 1921. A button as something you push to create an effect by closing an (electrical) circuit is attested from 1840s. Button-pusher as "deliberately annoying or provocative person" is attested by 1990 (in reference to Bill Gates, in "InfoWorld" magazine, Nov. 19). In the 1980s it meant "photographer."
late 14c., "to furnish with buttons;" early 15c., "to fasten with buttons" (of a garment,) from button (n.) or from Old French botoner (Modern French boutonner), from boton (n.). Related: Buttoned; buttoning. Button-down (adj.) in reference to shirt collars is from 1916.
see every tom, dick, and harry.
In addition to the idioms beginning with button
- button one's lip
- button up
- cute as a button
- have all one's buttons
- on the button
- push (press) someone's buttons
- push the panic button