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dick definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who is a detective [syn: dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw]
2: obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Dick, nickname for Richard Date: 1553 1. chiefly British fellow, chap 2. usually vulgar penis 3. [by shortening & alteration] detective

Merriam Webster's

biographical name George Frederick 1881-1967 & Gladys Henry 1881-1963 American physicians

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 Brit. colloq. (in certain set phrases) fellow; person (clever dick). 2 coarse sl. the penis. Usage: In sense 2 usually considered a taboo word. Etymology: pet form of the name Richard 2. n. sl. a detective. Etymology: perh. abbr. 3. n. Phrases and idioms: take one's dick (often foll. by that + clause) sl. swear, affirm. Etymology: abbr. of declaration

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dicks) A man's dick is his penis. (INFORMAL, VERY RUDE) N-COUNT

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

That happened in the reign of queen Dick, i. e. never: said of any absurd old story. I am as queer as Dick's hatband; that is, out of spirits, or don't know what ails me.

Moby Thesaurus

Dogberry, John Law, Sherlock, beagle, bluecoat, bobby, bull, cop, copper, eye, flatfoot, flattie, gendarme, gumshoe, gumshoe man, hawkshaw, investigator, peeler, pig, plainclothesman, private eye, shamus, skip tracer, sleuthhound, spotter, tec, the cops, the fuzz, the law



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