Definition of hickey in English:

hickey

Syllabification: hick·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈhikē
 
/

noun (plural hickeys)

  • 1North American informal A gadget.
  • 2North American informal A skin blemish, especially a mark caused by a lover biting or sucking the skin.
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    • I knew that in the morning I would have to use cover-up on the new hickeys that he had marked me with.
    • Well you were way too busy making out with Andrew - I'm guessing that hickey is from him.
    • The next morning, I came to life smelling of smoke, with a twisted ankle, a lot less money, and this really, really big hickey.
  • 2.1A blemish in printing, especially an uninked area in a solid, caused by a piece of dirt.

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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