"dickens" Definition

  1. synonymous with devil; “what the DICKENS are you after?” what the devil are you doing? Used by Shakspeare in the _Merry Wives of Windsor_. In many old stories his Satanic Majesty is called the DICKENS, and by no other name, while in some others the word is spelt “diconce.”

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Position in the dictionary: 973 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dickey, dickey sam, dicking;, diddle, diddler, diddling, didoes, dig, diggers, diggings
Previous words in the dictionary: dick, dibbs, dewskitch, dew-drink, dew-beaters, devotional habits, devil’s teeth, devil’s livery, devil’s dust, devil’s dung

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