dickens

noun
dick·​ens | \ ˈdi-kənz How to pronounce dickens (audio) \

Definition of dickens

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Dickens

biographical name
Dick·​ens | \ ˈdi-kənz How to pronounce Dickens (audio) \

Definition of Dickens (Entry 2 of 2)

Charles John Huffam 1812–1870 pseudonym Boz \ ˈbäz How to pronounce Dickens (audio) , ˈbōz \ English novelist

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Dickensian \ di-​ˈken-​zē-​ən How to pronounce Dickensian (audio) , -​sē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of dickens

Noun

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Dickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dickens. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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