noun, plural hick·eys.
- a pimple.
- a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.
- hick-joint pointing,
- hickok, wild bill,
- hickory hills
Origin of hickey
Examples from the Web for hickie
Kekewich and Hickie had combined their forces at the beginning of February.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
In fact, but for the interest taken by General Hickie it would have been impossible.The Irish on the Somme|Michael MacDonagh
Cuthbert, seedy, was relieved by Hickie in command of the 13th Brigade to-day.The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade|Edward Lord Gleichen
Word Origin for hickey
"love bite; mark on skin made by biting or sucking during foreplay or sex," 1934; earlier "pimple, skin lesion" (c.1915); perhaps a sense extension and spelling variation from earlier word meaning "small gadget, device; any unspecified object" (1909, cf. doohickey, still used in this sense).