dickey

1

or dick·y, dick·ie

[dik-ee]
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noun, plural dick·eys.


Origin of dickey

1
1745–55; generic use of Dicky, diminutive of Dick, proper name

dickey

2
[dik-ee]

adjective Chiefly British Slang.

not working properly; faulty: I'm fed up with this dickey air conditioner.

Origin of dickey

2
First recorded in 1805–15; origin uncertain

Dickey

[dik-ee]

noun

James,1923–97, U.S. poet and novelist.
WilliamBill, 1907–93, U.S. baseball player.
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  • Ben and Dickey had worked faithfully, and performed all that had been given them to do.

    Left Behind

    James Otis

  • “I am trying to do so,” said Harry, who saw the danger as well as Dickey.

  • Dickey Snookes having been properly cobbed, we all hurried on deck.

    My First Cruise

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • I forgot to say that Dickey Snookes was sent on board the prize to keep me company.

    My First Cruise

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Dickey Snookes was quite jealous when he saw me jump into the boat.

    My First Cruise

    W.H.G. Kingston