Definition of Dickey

1. Noun. A small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater.

2. Adjective. (British informal) faulty. "I've got this dicky heart"
Exact synonyms: Dicky
Language type: Colloquialism
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Similar to: Impaired
Derivative terms: Dicky

3. Noun. A man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt.
Exact synonyms: Dickie, Dicky, Shirtfront
Generic synonyms: Insert, Inset
Group relationships: Shirt
Derivative terms: Dicky

Definition of Dickey

1. n. A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.

Definition of Dickey

1. Proper noun. (diminutive=Richard male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

3. Noun. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib. ¹

4. Adjective. (informal) In poor condition ¹

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Definition of Dickey

1. a blouse front [n -EYS]

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Literary usage of Dickey

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Action by John \V. dickey against ET Comer. Judgment for defendant, and plaintiff brings error. Affirmed. John W. dickey brought suit on April 25, ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"risen and dickey individually. Suit was broug-ht upon this contract, and judgment obtained against Morrison and dickey as individual joint ..."

3. Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Virginia by Benjamin Floyd Nuckolls (1914)
"Stephen dickey married Miss Jane Phipps, daughter of Benjamin Phipps and wife, ... Friel dickey, the youngest son of Stephen dickey, married Miss Nannie ..."

4. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1859)
"Mr. dickey. I cheerfully give you what occurs to my memory; but you will please to recollect that my associations with Father dickey were during my earliest ..."

5. A Hundred Years of Merchant Banking: A History of Brown Brothers and Company by John Crosby Brown (1909)
"His father was Robert dickey who came to this country from Ireland in 1798, ... My recollection is that he went to Mobile and formed the firm of dickey ..."

6. Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia by Georgia (1900)
"dickey, TOWN OF, INCORPORATED. No. 38. An Act to incorporate the town of dickey in Calhoun county, to grant certain powers and privileges 1o the same, ..."

7. The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer of the Church by Joseph M. Wilson (1864)
"While Mr. dickey was a pastor in Kentucky, in the early part ... At length some one suggested, "Here is brother dickey, he has not preached yet. ..."

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