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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dickey \Dick"ey\, Dicky \Dick"y\, noun 1.

1. A false detachable shirt front or bosom. [Also spelled {dickie}.]

2. A gentleman's shirt collar. [Local, U. S.]

3. A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (a) A seat for the driver (In a carriage); -- called also dickey box or dickie seat. (b) A seat at the back for servants. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. One of various animals; specif.: (a) A donkey. (b) Any small bird; -- called also {dickeybird} or {dickey bird}. [Colloq.] (c) The hedge sparrow. [Dial. Eng.] (d) The haddock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] dickeybird

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dickey

adjective

1: (British informal) faulty; "I've got this dicky heart"- John le Carre [syn: {dicky}, {dickey}]

noun

1: a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two- seater [syn: {dickey}, {dickie}, {dicky}, {dickey-seat}, {dickie-seat}, {dicky-seat}]

2: a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt [syn: {dickey}, {dickie}, {dicky}, {shirtfront}]


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