Hickey

Hickey

[hik-ee]

Hickey may refer to the following:

Arts and entertainment

Sport

Politics and law

Science

History and current affairs

Slang meanings of Hickey

In North American slang, Hickey has more than one meaning:

  • Love-bite or other bruise
  • Hickey is also a placeholder name used in the northeastern United States, a shortened form of the placeholder name doo-hickey.
  • A hickey is also a spot or discoloration on a press sheet due to specks of dust on a plate.
  • To "look like a right Mary Hickey" was traditional Dublin, Ireland slang for somebody, male or female, who was dressed inappropriately. This term has fallen into disuse.
  • A threaded electrical fitting used to connect a fixture to an outlet box.
  • A pipe-bending apparatus.

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