dick

noun
\ ˈdik \

Definition of dick 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 usually vulgar

a : penis

b : a mean, stupid, or annoying man I'll bet I wasn't the only person in the room who felt like a dick nodding over the gravity of this crime. —P. J. O'Rourke

2 [ by shortening & alteration ] : detective entry 2 Sam Spade not only became the model for later dicks but also provided Hollywood with the classic private-eye film. —Charles Nicol

3 chiefly British, informal : fellow, chap He's an odd dick, for sure.

4 slang : the least amount : anything at all Today, I was thinking, it would win all kinds of prizes at the Whitney Museum, but back in Newark in 1949 nobody knew dick about what real art was … —Philip Roth

Dick

biographical name (1)
\ ˈdik \

Definition of Dick (Entry 2 of 3)

George Frederick 1881–1967 and Gladys Henry 1881–1963 American physicians

Dick

biographical name (2)

Definition of Dick (Entry 3 of 3)

Philip K(indred) 1928–1982 American sci-fi writer

Examples of dick in a Sentence

Noun

a novel about a hard-boiled dick and the softhearted madam who loves him

History and Etymology for dick

Noun

Dick, nickname for Richard

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