- 2 (British English) → dickhead
transitive verb(American English)
- (American English) [colloquial] [dated] (detective) private dickdetective privado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- Our city's private dicks are mostly double-dipping police pensioners.
- Williams agrees and Kelso becomes a private dick, trying to work out the details of the murder and to free Williams, for whom he has developed a good bit of respect and admiration.
- The image of a private dick gazing out his office window, a Lucky in one and a stiff drink in the other, is nearly a cliche.
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