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See also: dicky bird


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dicky-bird (plural dicky-birds)

  1. (hypocoristic) A small bird.
    The Swan and the Dickey-bird: A Fable.
    Simple Simon went a hunting, He thought he could not fail, For to catch a Dickie Bird, For he’d got a little salt to put upon his tail.
  2. (idiomatic, Britain, in negative constructions) An insignificant sound or thing.
    We've not heard a dicky-bird about anything relating to his birthday.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) word