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

Definition of dickey

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

Examples of dickey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laughing, always laughing—at the dickey birds hopping in the tree branches, at the urchin who was burned to a crisp by an angry mob, at the slandering neighbor woman who got turned into a neighing donkey. Okwiri Oduor, Harper’s Magazine , 22 June 2022 Style creators on TikTok are single-handedly causing specific clothing items and accessories to sell out on Amazon—most notably gold hoops, claw clips, and dickey collars. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 15 Apr. 2021 This isn’t the dickey’s first moment in the fashion spotlight. Emily Ruane, refinery29.com, 6 Apr. 2021 But when the night comes, only Neal — with his turtleneck dickey and his kissing-practice dummy, Morty, as preparation for smooching Vicki — ends up the odd man out. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 2 Mar. 2021 Or, slip on a dickey, which provides an extra layer without adding sleeves. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2020 But there were also hot pants over sheer logo tights and cropped white cotton dickeys. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020 Buy a similar collared shirt or a dickey, a false shirtfront that's easy to layer. Georgina Kim, Glamour, 30 Jan. 2020 Barely a decade later their eponymous brand, Veronica Beard, grew into a fashion empire from that coveted jacket — a play on the classic blazer with an interchangeable dickey favored by Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow. Catherine Bigelow, SFChronicle.com, 16 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dickey

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dickey

Dicky, nickname for Richard

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3 Jul 2022

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“Dickey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dickey. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Dickey biographical name

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

Definition of Dickey

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


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