hickey

noun (1)
hick·​ey | \ ˈhi-kē How to pronounce hickey (audio) \
plural hickeys

Definition of hickey

 (Entry 1 of 2)

hickey

noun (2)
plural hickeys

Definition of hickey (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : pimple
b : a temporary red mark or bruise on the skin (such as one produced by biting and sucking)
2 plural also hickies : a small imperfection in printing

First Known Use of hickey

Noun (1)

1913, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hickey

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Hickey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hickey. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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hickey

noun
hick·​ey | \ ˈhik-ē How to pronounce hickey (audio) \
plural hickeys

Medical Definition of hickey

1 : pimple
2 : a temporary red mark produced especially in lovemaking by biting and sucking the skin

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