, v. i. & t. To negotiate a dicker; to barter. [U.S.] "Ready to dicker. and to swap." Cooper.





} (?), n. 1. 1. A false detachable shirt front or bosom.
[Also spelled dickie.]

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2. A gentleman's shirt collar. [Local, U. S.]
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3. A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat. [Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]



dickey bird

n. Any small bird; as, adults talking to children sometimes call small birds dickeybirds. [informal]
Syn. -- dickybird.
[WordNet 1.5]


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