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Adjective: dickey  di-kee
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Unreliable, faulty or not healthy
    "I've got this dickey heart";
    - dicky [Brit, informal]
Noun: dickey  di-kee
  1. [Brit] A small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
    - dickie [Brit], dicky [Brit], dickey-seat [Brit], dickie-seat [Brit], dicky-seat [Brit]
  2. A man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
    - dickie, dicky, shirtfront
  3. [Asia, informal] Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
    "he put his golf bag in the dickey";
    - luggage compartment [Brit], automobile trunk [N. Amer], trunk [N. Amer], dicky [Asia, informal]

Derived forms: dickeys

See also: impaired

Type of: backseat, compartment, insert, inset

Part of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, motorcar, shirt, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Dickey, North Dakota