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dick all

vulgar slang Nothing, or close to nothing. I hate coming back to my hometown, there's dick all to do around here!
See also: all, dick

in the days of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the days of Queen Dick."
See also: days, dick, of, queen

in the reign of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick."
See also: dick, of, queen, reign

any Tom, Dick, or Harry

Any common, undistinguished person; anyone at all, indiscriminately. You don't want any Tom, Dick, or Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry turning up.
See also: any, harry

Tom, Dick, or Harry

A common, undistinguished person; any manner of person, indiscriminately. (Usually in the form "(just) any Tom, Dick, or Harry.") You don't want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want Tom, Dick, or Harry turning up.
See also: harry

chicks before dicks

slang A reminder, said by a female to her female friend(s), asserting that their friendship should be more important than relationships or interactions with males. Come on, don't ditch us for that guy you just met! Chicks before dicks!
See also: before, chick, dick

crystal dick

Male impotence due to drug use (typically crystal methamphetamine). If you keep doing meth, you better be prepared for crystal dick.
See also: crystal, dick

Dick Tracy

Jocular slang for someone investigating something (often something trivial). A reference to the hard-nosed detective in the comic strip of the same name. Hey Dick Tracy, what do you think you're doing, snooping around here?
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Dick Turpin

Slang for a person who one is jokingly accusing of theft. A reference to a notorious robber in 18th-century England. I see you rummaging around in my purse, Dick Turpin! All of my money better still be in there!
See also: dick

dick measuring contest

vulgar slang A petty competition among individuals (usually men) who are trying to prove that they are better at something than the others. You're all good golfers, OK? Now can we please stop this ridiculous dick measuring contest? I hate how these political debates always seem to turn into a dick measuring contest, with each candidate trying to outdo the others.
See also: contest, dick, measure

clever dick

A person who irritates others by contantly trying to prove his or her superior intelligence. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't be such a clever dick! It's not necessary to correct everyone's grammar all of the time.
See also: clever, dick

(every) Tom, Dick, and Harry

 and any Tom, Dick, and Harry
Fig. everyone, without discrimination; ordinary people. (Not necessarily males.) The golf club is very exclusive. They don't let any Tom, Dick, or Harry join. Mary's sending out very few invitations. She doesn't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry turning up.
See also: and, harry

*tight as Dick's hatband

Fig. very tight. (*Also: as ~.) I've got to lose some weight. My belt is as tight as Dick's hatband. This window is stuck tight as Dick's hatband.
See also: tight

every Tom, Dick, and Harry

anyone Draw the curtains or we'll have every Tom, Dick, and Harry peeking in the window.
Usage notes: usually said about any person you do not know or think is unimportant, and sometimes used in the form any Tom, Dick, or Harry: I want a qualified plumber to do the job, not just any Tom, Dick, or Harry.
See also: and, every, harry

a clever dick

  (British & Australian)
someone who tries too hard to show that they are clever, in a way which annoys other people He's such a clever dick, talking loudly on the phone in lots of different languages.
See also: clever, dick

Tom, Dick and/or Harry

anyone, especially people that you do not know or do not think are important Draw the curtains or we'll have every Tom, Dick and Harry peering through the window. I want a qualified plumber to do the job, not just any Tom, Dick or Harry.
See also: and, dick, harry

every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Also, every mother's son; every man Jack. Everyone, all ordinary individuals, as in This model should appeal to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. The use of masculine names in this way dates from Shakespeare's time (he used Tom, Dick, and Francis in 1 Henry IV), but the current one dates from the early 1800s. The two variants are largely British usage but occasionally are used in America. The first is recorded as early as 1583, whereas the second dates from the first half of the 1800s.
See also: and, every, harry

big Dick

n. a ten rolled with the dice in craps. (Likely a veiled, punning reference to phallic length.) Come, on! I want a big Dick! Baby needs shoes!
See also: big, dick

boss dick

n. a cop; a police officer. (see also dick = detective.) The boss dick slugged me in the face and said I should be more careful.
See also: boss, dick

crapper dick

n. a police officer or detective who patrols public toilets. When he flubbed up the Wilson case, they made him a crapper dick in the central business district.
See also: crapper, dick

dick

1. n. a detective; a police officer. (Underworld. From detective.) Marlowe is a private dick who has to keep one step ahead of the cops.
2. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable. Currently the most publicly used word for this organ.) She told some dirty joke about a dick, but everybody just sat there and looked straight ahead.
3. n. a stupid person, usually a male. (Rude and derogatory.) What stupid dick put this thing here in the way?
4. n. nothing. (Usually objectionable.) The whole idea isn’t worth dick.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] a woman. (Usually objectionable.) If you think I’m going out with a guy who only wants to get me dicked, you’re crazy.
6. tv. to cheat or deceive someone. (see also fuck, hose, screw.) That salesman dicked me for ten extra bucks.

dick around

in. to waste time; to goof off. (Usually objectionable.) Stop dicking around and get to work!
See also: around, dick

dick for

n. a person dumb enough to ask “What’s a dick for?” (Jocular and contrived. Usually objectionable.) The guy’s a real dick for.
See also: dick

dick smack

n. a moron; a stupid jerk. (Possibly a reference to masturbation.) You loony dick smack! Get out of my face!
See also: dick, smack

dick-sucker

1. n. a male who performs fellatio. (Rude and derogatory.) In the bar, this dick-sucker came up and wanted to know my sign.
2. n. a low and despicable male; a male who is despicable enough to perform fellatio. (Rude and derogatory.) You slimy dick-sucker. I’ll get you for this.

whiskey dick

1. n. a penis exhibiting impotence, as from too much alcohol. Well, it looks like a case of whiskey dick.
2.  a limp windsock at an airport. There’s a whiskey dick over there on the right, so it looks like we can go in.
See also: dick, whiskey
References in classic literature ?
Dick again, who joined us, and looked as wise as he could when she requested him to attend to my story, which she elicited from me, gradually, by a course of questions.
Dick simpered, after thinking a little, 'she did it for pleasure.
Dick secretly shook his head at me, as if he thought there was no getting over this.
Dick exceedingly; and me, too, if I am to tell the truth.
Dick looked hard at me, as if to identify me in this character.
Dick about her determination to appeal for redress to the laws of her country, and to bring actions for trespass against the whole donkey proprietorship of Dover, until tea-time.
Look here,' returned Dick, 'I have said good night, and now I'm going.
Van Tromp laughed gaily, shook hands up to the elbows, hoped cordially they would meet again and that often, but looked after Dick as he departed with a tremor of indignation.
Let us discuss it, then, at breakfast, if you have no objections, my dear Dick.
My dear Dick, I have only one word to answer--I shall not lose one particle of gas.
He thought maybe when Dick got home and saw his old surroundings and familiar faces his memory would wake up.
Remember what her life has been--and is--and must always be, I suppose, for creatures like Dick Moore live forever, I understand.
She can't take Dick to church, of course--not that he ever troubled church much in his best days.
I suppose there's no doubt about his being rich'--said Dick.
Why, sir,' returned Dick, 'between Miss Sophia Wackles and the humble individual who has now the honor to address you, warm and tender sentiments have been engendered, sentiments of the most honourable and inspiring kind.