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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt; A small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater adj. - (British informal) faulty.

Usage examples (31)
  • Obviously not a fake turtleneck (aka a dickey) as it can be seen poking out a shirtsleeve,
  • I hate that word, "dickey," but if I say "fichu," will anyone know what that means?
  • A "dickey"; the coat had white celluloid cuffs pinned in the sleeves at the wrists.
  • "Say you're dickey on your pins," laughed Australia. for more
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