Dick·ey, Dick·y n.
1. 1. A false detachable shirt front or bosom. [Also spelled dickie.]
2. A gentleman's shirt collar. [Local, U. S.]
3. A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat. [Slang]
4. (a) A seat for the driver (In a carriage); -- called also dickey box or dickie seat. (b) A seat at the back for servants.
5. One of various animals; specif.: (a) A donkey. (b) Any small bird; -- called also dickeybird or dickey bird. [Colloq.] (c) The hedge sparrow. [Dial. Eng.] (d) The haddock.
I've got this dicky heart --John le Carre
adj : (British informal) faulty; "I've got this dicky heart"- John
le Carre [syn: dickey]
n 1: a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned
two-seater [syn: dickey, dickie, dickey-seat, dickie-seat,
2: a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the
front of a shirt [syn: dickey, dickie, shirtfront]