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dick

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noun \ˈdik\

Definition of dick

  1. 1 chiefly British :  fellow, chap

  2. 2 usually vulgar :  penis

  3. 3 [by shortening & alteration] :  detective



Examples of dick

  1. <a novel about a hard-boiled dick and the softhearted madam who loves him>



Origin of dick

Dick, nickname for Richard


First Known Use: 1553


Dick

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biographical name \ˈdik\

Definition of Dick

  1. George Frederick 1881–1967 & Gladys Henry 1881–1963 Am. physicians




Dick

biographical name

Definition of Dick

  1. Philip K(indred) 1928–1982 Am. sci-fi writer





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