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Adjective: dickey  di-kee
Usage: Brit
  1. (informal) faulty
    "I've got this dickey heart";
    - dicky [Brit]
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. [Brit, Asia] Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
    "he put his golf bag in the dickey";
    - luggage compartment [Brit], automobile trunk [Brit, N. Amer], trunk [Brit, N. Amer], dicky [Brit, Asia]

Derived forms: dickeys

See also: impaired

Type of: backseat, compartment, insert, inset

Part of: auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, machine, motorcar, shirt

Encyclopedia: Dickey, North Dakota