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English

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Dick, pet form of the name Richard. The name Dick came to be used for 'everyman', and from that the word acquired other meanings.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dick

Plural
s

dick (s)
  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) The penis.
    He had an enormous dick.
  2. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A highly contemptible person.
    That person is such a dick.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) absolutely nothing.
    Last weekend I did dick all.
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Verb

Infinitive
to dick

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to dick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To mistreat or take advantage of [somebody].
    Dude, don't let them dick you like that!
  2. To waste time, to goof off.
    Quit dicking around and get to work!

Etymology 2

A shortening and alteration of de(t)ec(tive).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dick

Plural
s

dick (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A detective.
    private dick
Derived terms

Etymology 3

A shortening and alteration of dec(laration).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dick

Plural
s

dick (s)
  1. (obsolete) A declaration.
    • 1875: Mrs. George Croft Huddleston, Bluebell
      "He seems to set a deal of store by her, though. There's some young 'ooman at home, where she lives, I'd take my dying dick."

Etymology 4

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From Celtic numerals.

Cardinal number

dick

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (dialectal) ten in Cumbrian sheep counting
Derived terms

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German

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old High German dicchi akin to Old Saxon thikki.

Adjective

dick (comparative dicker, superlative am dicksten)

  1. thick
  2. fat

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