"dickey" Definition

  1. bad, sorry, or foolish; food or lodging is pronounced DICKEY when of a poor description; “very DICKEY”, very inferior; “it’s all DICKEY with him,” _i.e._, all over with him.
  2. formerly the cant for a worn-out shirt, but nowadays used for a front or half-shirt. DICKEY was originally “tommy” (from the Greek, τομή, a section), a name which was formerly used in Trinity College, Dublin. The students are said to have invented the term, and love of change and circumlocution soon changed it to DICKEY, in which dress it is supposed to have been imported into England.
  3. a donkey.—_Norfolk._

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Position in the dictionary: 974 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dickey sam, dicking;, diddle, diddler, diddling, didoes, dig, diggers, diggings, dilly
Previous words in the dictionary: dickens, dick, dibbs, dewskitch, dew-drink, dew-beaters, devotional habits, devil’s teeth, devil’s livery, devil’s dust

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