Dick

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: dick

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Rhyming nickname for Rick, pet form of Richard.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dick

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard, also used as a formal given name.
    • 1595, William Shakespeare, Third Part of King Henry VI, Act V, Scene V:
      Lascivious Edward, and thou perjur'd George,/ And thou mis-shapen Dick, I tell ye all,
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      You may know what one man thinks of another by his manner of calling him. Thomas and James and Richard and William are stupid young gentlemen; Tom and Jem and Dick and Will are fine spirited fellows.
  2. A surname​.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dick

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.