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Definition of "dicky" [dicky]

  • Variant of dickey. (noun)
  • Informal Impaired; faulty; weak: "'I've got this dicky heart,' he'd say to the fool” ( John le Carré). (adjective)

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 "dicky" in a sentence
  • "We only got out because Andrew got a bit bored and we were both a bit dicky from the night before, or I’d still be in there now!"
  • "The French colony had managed, by sharing the expense, to purchase a cabriolet, a hooded one-horse chaise which held two people inside, and had a "dicky" behind for a servant."
  • "He would doubtless have done well enough as "dicky" in an ordinary wind-jammer, but on the quarterdeck of such a craft as the"