dick

noun
\ ˈdik How to pronounce dick (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Dick (audio) \

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

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Examples of dick in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of dick

Noun

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for dick

Noun

Dick, nickname for Richard

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“Dick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dick. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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dick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dick

: penis
: a mean, stupid, or annoying man

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