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Related to hickey: French kiss
1. A red, bruise-like mark left by gently sucking or biting on someone's skin while kissing it. I was so embarrassed when I realized that the woman I had hooked up with left hickeys all over my neck. Hey, I have an important meeting in the morning—don't go leaving a hickey where everyone can see it!
2. A pimple. A: "Ugh, I can't believe I've got a huge hickey on my nose right before prom." B: "You better go to the store for some zit cream like yesterday!"
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hickeyand hicky (ˈhɪki)
1. n. a love bite; a mark on the skin caused by biting or sucking. (see also monkey bite.) She wore a high collar to cover up a hickey.
2. n. a pimple, especially if infected. Wouldn’t you know I’d get a hickey like this right when I have to have my picture taken!
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