What does Dicky mean in Cockney?

dicky (plural dickies) (colloquial) A louse. (Cockney rhyming slang) Dicky dirt = a shirt, meaning a shirt with a collar.

What does Dicky mean in Britain?

dicky in British English

or dickey (ˈdɪkɪ ) adjectiveWord forms: dickier or dickiest. British informal. in bad condition; shaky, unsteady, or unreliable. I feel a bit dicky today.

What is the Cockney Translation for Dicky bird?

'Dicky-birds' became established as a Cockney Rhyming Slang term for 'words', in the mid 20th century. The first record of it in print is in the 1932 'P. P.' Rhyming Slang: " Word... Dicky bird."

Where does the expression Dicky come from?

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. As a verb, "to bungle; to waste time," also "to cheat, treat badly," by 1969, American English (often with off or around).

What does dicky heart mean?

weak, especially in health, and likely to fail or suffer from problems: Grandad's got a dicky heart.

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Is it dickie or dicky?

In clothing for men, a dickey (also dickie and dicky, and tuxedo front in the U.S.) is a type of shirtfront that is worn with black tie (tuxedo) and with white tie evening clothes. The dickey is usually attached to the shirt collar and then tucked into the waistcoat or cummerbund.

What does a carpet mean in Cockney?

Carpet is Cockney Rhyming Slang for 3! Postman Pat.

What does Cockney sparrow mean?

Cockney sparrow: Refers to the archetype of a cheerful, talkative Cockney.

What is the Cockney Translation for wind and kite?

Wind and Kite is Cockney slang for Web site.

What are dickie dirts?

" Dicky Dirt " Meaning: Cockney rhyming slang for shirt.

Is dicky a name?

Dicky is a given name or a nickname, often of Richard, sometimes of William.

Why do Cockneys call a watch a kettle?

The term means watch, which stemmed from a 'fob' watch which was a pocket watch attached to the body with a small chain. The kettle used to boil on the hob of a stove… hence the rhyme.

Why do Cockneys call glasses bins?

On the subject of 'bins' this expression is the cockney rhyming slang for glasses, as in reading glasses, so if someone is having trouble looking up a number in a telephone book you might say put on your 'bins'.

Why do Cockneys call 25 a pony?

Whilst this is not cemented in fact, the widely held belief is that the terms came from soldiers returning to Britain from India. Old Indian rupee banknotes had animals on them and it is said that the 500 rupee note had a monkey on it and the 25 rupee featured a pony.

What does me old cocker mean?

to pamper or spoil by indulgence. noun. 2. British informal. a mate (esp in the phrase old cocker)

Is West Ham Cockney?

West Ham United is traditionally a club of working class Londoners who often relate to themselves as 'the cockney boys', while Millwall (although being set in working class London) identifies more with the geographical area (South London) where they are situated, than with their heritage.

Are there any Cockneys left?

Well there are of course still Cockneys in London but less and less as the years go by and in many inner-city areas, this ancient London English is being replaced by the more exotic Multicultural London English, with it's youthfulness and numerous ethnic influences.

What does haddock mean in Cockney slang?

Haddock and Bloater is Cockney slang for Motor.

Why is a house called a gaff?

Gaff. In Ireland, the word 'gaff' means 'house'. The term 'free gaff' is often used by teenagers to describe the situation when their parents go away for a night, usually meaning there will be a party. Using 'gaff' to mean house is apparently also common in Scotland, parts of England and Wales.

Why is 200 called a bottle?

bottle = two pounds, or earlier tuppence (2d), from the cockney rhyming slang: bottle of spruce = deuce (= two pounds or tuppence). Spruce probably mainly refers to spruce beer, made from the shoots of spruce fir trees which is made in alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.

What does the name dickey mean?

Recorded as Dickie, Dicky and Dickey, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname. It is a diminutive form of the very popular nmedieval personal name 'Richard'. This is a compound of the Germanic elements "ric" meaning power plus "hard", meaning hardy, brave or strong.

What does a Toby mean in Cockney slang?

""Toby" means "road" in this context, but it isn't rhyming slang. It seems to come from about 1811. It is derived from the language of Irish travellers who use the word "tober" to mean road. Another related expression is the toby meaning highway robbery. High toby meaning highway robbery on horseback.

What does Kermit mean in cockney rhyming slang?

Kermit is Cockney slang for Road.

Why is Derby slang for belly?

"Derby Kell" is old Cockney rhyming slang for belly ("Derby Kelly"). "Blow out your kite" means "fill your stomach". It uses the word kite (also kyte), a dialect word, originally derived from an Old English word for the womb which, by extension, came to mean the belly.

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