see also: Dicky
Pronunciation Noun

dicky (plural dickies)

  1. (colloquial) A louse.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) Dicky dirt = a shirt, meaning a shirt with a collar.
  3. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
  4. (slang, dated) A hat, especially (in the US) a stiff hat or derby, and (in the UK) a straw hat.
  5. (dated) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.
  6. (dated) A seat in a carriage, for the driver.
  7. (India) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
    Can you open the dicky for me?
    Synonyms: boot, trunk
  8. (historical) A leather apron for a gig, etc.
  9. A small bird; a dicky-bird.
  10. (idiomatic, UK, in negative constructions) An insignificant sound or thing; dicky-bird.
  11. (UK, military slang) A pilot.
  12. (UK, dialect) A hedge sparrow.
  13. (UK, dialect) A donkey.
  14. A haddock.

dicky (comparative dickier, superlative dickiest)

  1. (colloquial) doubtful, troublesome; in poor condition
    He had a dicky heart.

dicky (comparative dickier, superlative dickiest)

  1. (informal, vulgar) like a dick, foolish or obnoxious

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard.
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