Definitions

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  • n. A threepenny bit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ticky, 3.

Etymologies

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Dubious: Possibly from Malay tiga (“three”).

Examples

  • An Orange Free Stater scorned to look at a penny; but a British soldier's pay is constructed on other lines; and what he thought of our "tickey" tea, the following unsolicited testimonial laughingly proves.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • That the value given for the humble "tickey" was good the success of the scheme proved beyond contention.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • "tickey" blanket to make felt lavender sleep pillows.

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  • This would be a great tickey if they would both learn form each other.

    Blitzer: Renewed talk of 'dream ticket'

  • Hilary should not be on the tickey after the way she has conducted herself during the campaign.

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  • I think about my boss's wife, out there in that tickey-tacky wonderland while Marla reads the paper and bites at her lower lip.

    Odds Are

  • September 5th, 2008 at 7:42 pm omg that table thing is freaky! it is the space between the book at the lotto tickey yjsy jsd me incapable of typing anymore!

    A fine mess « knitnut.net

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There ` s a secret in this case, and that secret is, No tickey, no money.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2006

  • The problems associated with ranking such a huge group as the Air Force into a neatly catalogued mass of tickey-tackey defies true solution.

    Thud Ridge

  • In anything as big and impersonal as the Air Force has become, we are all made out of tickey-tackey and we all come in little boxes, and we are just numbers once you get past the immediate command level.

    Thud Ridge

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