Definition of hickey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪki/

noun (plural hickeys)

1North American informal A gadget.
2North American informal A love bite or pimple.
Example sentences
  • 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.
3A blemish in printing, especially an area in a solid that has not been inked.


Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with hickey

brickie, Dickie, icky, mickey, Nicky, picky, quickie, rickey, Rikki, sickie, sticky, tricky, Vicky

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