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Definition of "dickey" [dick•ey]

  • A woman's blouse front worn under a suit jacket or low-necked garment. (noun)
  • A man's detachable shirt front. (noun)
  • A collar for a shirt. (noun)
  • A child's bib or pinafore. (noun)
  • A donkey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dickey" in a sentence
  • "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,"