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  • n. Plural form of dickie.
  • n. Plural form of dicky.
  • n. Head lice or nits.


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  • And like those fake turtlenecks called dickies, some people love them.

    YesButNoButYes: Why I Hate Wicker

  • You know, I mean, I wore dickies and Ben Davis shirts and derby jackets and flipped-up baseball caps and Chuck Taylors and with, you know, a pile of bleach on top of your head.

    Billie Joe Armstrong, From Green Day To Broadway

  • Please, no Ugg boots or turtlenecks (feel free to make your own joke about dickies; am I the only one who really calls them that?).

    Tighty Whities With the Mail

  • My mother loved dickies, and my sister and I had them in all colors and styles and wore them until about 1964 when everything changed.

    Today's Pattern Story and Sale - A Dress A Day

  • The new workers' wages are federally regulated, but employers offered many perks, such as free hair waving, Friday movies, and company-supplied dickies.

    April 2010

  • Me: tattoos, black dickies... fumbling and trying to figure out what wouldn't sound corny.

    Nether Mind the Bulwarks: Awash With Bikes

  • I learned that the basement was filled with worn and outdated tuxedos and their accessories—ruffled shirts, dickies and cummerbunds—which they planned to store until they got around to throwing them out.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • Clutching the pile of tunics and jumpers, smock tops and polyester pants, oversized sweaters and dickies, my mother motions me toward the dressing room.

    Elizabeth Esse Kahrs: The Trouble in My Mirror

  • In his ever present dickies, retainer and Coke bottle glasses, Kent afflicted with a lisp, on top of everything else looked like the loser Ed Begley, Jr. would beat up for his lunch money, that's how hopeless a case he was.

    And the McGraw-Conrad Award...

  • If the engine really has the dickies, then it's a long sail with very limited comms and whatever the airgen will give us to run the systems.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: April 2008 Archives


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    May 17, 2018