AskDefine | Define dickey

Dictionary Definition

dickey adj : (British informal) faulty; "I've got this dicky heart"- John le Carre [syn: dicky]


1 a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater [syn: dickie, dicky, dickey-seat, dickie-seat, dicky-seat]
2 a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt [syn: dickie, dicky, shirtfront]

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Alternative spellings



  1. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.


  1. In poor condition

Extensive Definition

dickey in German: Dickey
dickey in French: Dickey
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