George Frederick, 1881–1967, U.S. internist.
Philip K. 1928–82, U.S. science-fiction writer.
a male given name, form of .
(mainly US) a slang word for detective
(Brit) a fellow or person
(Brit) clever dick, a person who is obnoxiously opinionated or self-satisfied; know-all
a slang word for penis
“fellow, lad, man,” 1550s, rhyming nickname for Rick, short for Richard, one of the commonest English names, it has long been a synonym for “fellow,” and so most of the slang senses are probably very old, but naturally hard to find in the surviving records. The meaning “penis” is attested from 1891 in Farmer’s slang dictionary (possibly British army slang). Meaning “detective” is recorded from 1908, perhaps as a shortened variant of detective.
American medical researcher who collaborated with his wife, Gladys Henry Dick (1881-1963), to isolate the bacterium that causes scarlet fever. They developed a serum for the disease in 1923.
[1908+; fr a shortening and altering of detective]
clipped dick, does a wooden horse have a hickory dick, donkey dick, limp-dick, step on it
[perhaps fr the nickname Dick, an instance of the widespread use of affectionate names for the genitals; perhaps fr earlier British derrick, ”penis”; perhaps fr a dialect survival of Middle English dighten, ”do the sex act with,” in a locution like ”he dight her,” which would be pronounced ”he dicked her”]
big dick, every tom* dick* and harry
see: every tom, dick, and harry
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