British informal an ironically childish word for little

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for ickle

Historical Examples of ickle

  • 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 puts head one side, then other side, just like darlin' Flopit.


    Booth Tarkington

  • Ickle boy Baxter goin' make imitations of darlin' Flopit again.


    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