Definition of Hickey

1. Noun. A small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne.

Exact synonyms: Pimple, Zit
Generic synonyms: Acne
Specialized synonyms: Papule, Pustule
Derivative terms: Pimply

2. Noun. A temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover.
Exact synonyms: Love Bite
Generic synonyms: Erythema

Definition of Hickey

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An Irish from=Irish dot=) anglicised from (term Ó hÍcidhe descendant of a person named Healer lang=ga). ¹

2. Noun. (US slang) A bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin on one’s partner’s body and sucking. ¹

3. Noun. Used by some speakers to refer to an object whose name is unknown or cannot be recalled. ¹

4. Noun. (printing) A printing defect caused by foreign matter on the printing surface resulting in a ring where the ink is missing, appearing as a spot of ink surrounded by a halo. ¹

5. Noun. Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury. ¹

6. Noun. A tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe. ¹

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Definition of Hickey

1. a gadget [n HICKEYS or HICKIES] - See also: gadget

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hickey

hiccough nut
hiccup nut
hickey (current term)
hickory horned devil
hickory horned devils
hickory nut
hickory pine
hickory tree

Literary usage of Hickey

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"JTG hickey, THOMAS (f. 1760-1790), painter, was born in Dublin, and studied in the Academy there. He visited Italy and studied at Rome, and on his return ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"I * Mr. Justice White delivered the opinion of the court: i Jerry hickey, having the legal qualifications, in March, 1893,«settled upon unsur- veyed public ..."

3. Life and Letters of Robert Browning by Sutherland Mrs Orr (1908)
"CHAPTER XX 1881-1887 The Browning Society; Mr. Furnivall; Miss EH hickey—His Attitude towards the Society; Letter to Mrs. Fitz-Gerald— Mr. Thaxter, ..."

4. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"M. Rush beat R. hickey, for £5OO (watermen's skiffs), INTERCOLONIAL FOUR ... W. hickey beat M. Rush, for £350 (watermen's skiffs), matta River, December 17, ..."

5. Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis (1906)
"II BARON JAMES HARDEN-hickey THIS is an attempt to tell the story of Baron Harden-hickey, the Man Who Made Himself King, the man who was born after his time ..."

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