Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman's blouse front worn under a suit jacket or low-necked garment.
  • noun A man's detachable shirt front.
  • noun A collar for a shirt.
  • noun A child's bib or pinafore.
  • noun The driver's seat on a carriage.
  • noun A rear seat for servants on a carriage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See dicky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A false detachable shirt front or bosom.
  • noun Local, U. S. A gentleman's shirt collar.
  • noun Slang A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat.
  • noun A seat for the driver (In a carriage); -- called also dickey box or dickie seat.
  • noun A seat at the back for servants.
  • noun colloq., Dial. Eng., colloq., Dial. Eng. One of various animals.
  • noun colloq., Dial. Eng., colloq., Dial. Eng. A donkey.
  • noun colloq., Dial. Eng., Dial. Eng. Any small bird; -- called also dickeybird or dickey bird.
  • noun Dial. Eng. The hedge sparrow.
  • noun The haddock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
  • adjective informal In poor condition

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  • noun a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
  • adjective (British informal) faulty

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ From diminutive of Dick, nickname for Richard.]

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