dickey

noun
dick·​ey | \ ˈdi-kē How to pronounce dickey (audio) \
variants: or dicky or less commonly dickie
plural dickeys or dickies

Definition of dickey

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of various articles of clothing: such as
a : a man's separate or detachable shirtfront
b : a small fabric insert worn to fill in the neckline

2 chiefly British

a : the driver's seat in a carriage
b : a seat at the back of a carriage or automobile

Dickey

biographical name
Dick·​ey | \ ˈdi-kē How to pronounce Dickey (audio) \

Definition of Dickey (Entry 2 of 2)

James Lafayette 1923–1997 American poet, novelist, and critic

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The collection also includes a tracksuit, sports bra, leggings and, of course, a dickey in each print. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Veronica Beard Hits the Gym in a New Collaboration With Bandier," 1 Nov. 2018 Many of the looks were styled with dickey-like deconstructed knits. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "Opioid crisis meets Flemish still-life paintings in Raf Simons' fall/winter 2018 men's collection," 9 Feb. 2018 The dickey-style headgear is both reminiscent of a medieval knight’s mail hood and the winged hats of The Handmaid’s Tale. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Fashion-Forward Accessory Is the Chic Antidote to the Droopy Beanie Hat," 3 Nov. 2017 Nowadays an outfit can contain one leather turtleneck dickey, one jacket with shoulder pads and a peplum, one tunic dress, gloves, leggings, ankle boots, and possibly socks. Lisa Armstrong, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Your Clothes Say About You," 8 July 2009

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First Known Use of dickey

Noun

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dickey

Noun

Dicky, nickname for Richard

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