Used by children to refer to a little bird.
[ late 18th century: probably from Dicky, nickname for the given name Richard]
More example sentences
- The best dickey bird of the day was a single Cedar Waxwing sitting on the wire just in front of the watch.
- You can watch eagles and loons, warblers that migrate here, dickey birds, and waterfowl.
- A few minutes later my two companions and I walked down a country road examining the little dickey birds perched along the fence.
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