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.
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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.
  • 3A blemish in printing, especially an area in a solid that has not been inked.


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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