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dick 1

Syllabification: dick
vulgar slang

noun

2 [with negative] North American Anything at all: you don’t know dick about this—you haven’t a clue!
3 short for dickhead.

verb

chiefly North American Back to top  
1 [no object] Handle something inexpertly; meddle: he started dicking around with the controls
2 [with object] (Of a man) have sexual intercourse with (someone).

Origin

Mid 16th century (in the general sense 'fellow'): nickname for the given name Richard. sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 18th century.

Words that rhyme with dick

artic, brick, chick, click, crick, flick, hand-pick, hic, hick, kick, lick, mick, miskick, nick, pic, pick, quick, rick, shtick, sic, sick, slick, snick, stick, thick, tic, tick, trick, Vic, wick

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dick 2 Syllabification: dick

noun

informal , dated , chiefly North American
A detective.
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.

Origin

Early 20th century: perhaps an arbitrary shortening of detective, or from obsolete slang dick 'look', from Romany.

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