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dicty Syllabification: dic·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈdiktē/

Definition of dicty in English:


US informal
(Chiefly in African-American usage) ostentatiously stylish; pretentious: up there in their dicty Detroit suburb living the so-called good life
More example sentences
  • If she was rejected by an elite and urban northern black community, she also reviled them, scorning their white lifestyle as ‘dicty’ (a pejorative coinage).
  • However, it in no way hampers the author's incisive analysis of the ‘dicty,’ African-American bourgeois.
  • Thus, I have a hard time seeing how ditzy/ditsy might have been derived from dicty.


Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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