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Topic: CRIME AND LAW

Sense: 1,2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: From the male name Dick
Sense: 3
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from detective

dick

1 noun
     
dick1 [countable]
1 informal not polite a penis
2 spoken not polite an offensive word for a stupid annoying person, especially a man:
He's acting like a complete dick.
3BOSC American English old-fashioned a private detective
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