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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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Etymologies

From diminutive of Dick, nickname for Richard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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