from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's blouse front worn under a suit jacket or low-necked garment.
- n. A man's detachable shirt front.
- n. A collar for a shirt.
- n. A child's bib or pinafore.
- n. A donkey.
- n. A small bird.
- n. The driver's seat on a carriage.
- n. A rear seat for servants on a carriage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
- adj. In poor condition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A false detachable shirt front or bosom.
- n. A gentleman's shirt collar.
- n. A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat.
- n. A seat for the driver (In a carriage); -- called also dickey box or dickie seat.
- n. A seat at the back for servants.
- n. One of various animals.
- n. A donkey.
- n. Any small bird; -- called also dickeybird or dickey bird.
- n. The hedge sparrow.
- n. The haddock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See dicky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
- n. a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
- adj. (British informal) faulty
They have been altered and provided with a modern "dickey" -- I should say, front -- which rather hides their antiquity.
` At ten o'clock they get into their carriages: * the king, Madame de Montespan, the Duke of Orleans, and Madame de Thianges, and the good Hendicourt on the dickey, that is as if one were in the upper gallery.
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?
Pat, the orchestra, put on a dress coat and vest and a "dickey"; the coat had white celluloid cuffs pinned in the sleeves at the wrists.
He wore a coloured shirt and a 'dickey' which was very soiled and covered with splashes of paint, and one side of it was projecting from the opening of the waistcoat.
Apart from the cool clothes on the pictures, the brand has a line of delicate necklaces and a (sort of weird) chest accessory, like a very fancy and carefully crafted vest or 'dickey'
a "dickey"; the coat had white celluloid cuffs pinned in the sleeves at the wrists.
"dickey", I was all impatience to see what she was like; so, the next day happening to be fine, I set off, the first thing after breakfast, and, walking in to Weymouth, made my way straight to the shipyard.
Our favorite part, aside from Perry taking off his jacket to reveal a ridiculous-looking dickey underneath, had to be Mitt Romney's Jason Sudeikis reaction to Perry's meltdown: Can we just move on?