[duhk-ee] /ˈdʌk i/
adjective, duckier, duckiest.
Dear one; precious; dearie, ducks: Are you quite ready, duckie? (1819+)
noun 1. a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water. noun 1. (history) a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water
[duhk-leg-id or, esp. British, -legd] /ˈdʌkˌlɛg ɪd or, esp. British, -ˌlɛgd/ adjective 1. having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half-crouch that made him look duck-legged.
[duhk-ling] /ˈdʌk lɪŋ/ noun 1. a young . /ˈdʌklɪŋ/ noun 1. a young duck n. mid-15c., dookelynge, from duck (n.) + -ling. The ugly duckling is from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale (1843 in Danish, by 1846 in English).
noun 1. a children’s game in which one player stands guard over a stone on a rock while the other players attempt to knock it off by throwing another stone in turn: if the thrower is tagged by the guard while trying to recover the stone, the two players then change positions.