Filed under: Just so You Know...
Author: Kate Bartholomew
I feel the need to preface my latest Holiday Gift Suggestion (Idea #4) with some explanation. I offer, as a tasteful gift option, the “Twelve Dickies of Christmas.” This might sound just a tad licentious, but it is NOT. A “Dicky” (alternate spelling “Dickey”) is:
- a. A woman’s blouse front worn under a suit jacket or low-necked garment.
b. A man’s detachable shirt front.
c. A collar for a shirt.
d. A child’s bib or pinafore.
- A donkey.
- A small bird (as in “Dickey Bird”).
- a. The driver’s seat on a carriage.
b. A rear seat for servants on a carriage.
- (British Colloquial) faulty (as in “I have a dicky ticker”).
(Source: The Free Dictionary)