Definitions for hickeyˈhɪk i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hick•eyˈhɪk i(n.)(pl.)-eys or -ies.

or hick•ie

  1. Slang. a pimple. a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. any device or gadget whose name is forgotten or not known.

  3. a fitting used to mount a lighting fixture in an outlet box or on a pipe or stud.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. a tool used to bend tubes and pipes.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of hickey:

1905–10, Amer.; of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pimple, hickey, zit(noun)

    a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

  2. hickey, love bite(noun)

    a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover

Wiktionary

  1. hickey(Noun)

    A bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin on oneu2019s partneru2019s body and sucking.

  2. hickey(Noun)

    Used by some speakers to refer to an object whose name is unknown or cannot be recalled.

  3. hickey(Noun)

    A printing defect caused by foreign matter on the printing surface resulting in a ring where the ink is missing, appearing as a spot of ink surrounded by a halo.

  4. hickey(Noun)

    Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.

  5. hickey(Noun)

    A tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe.

  6. Hickey(ProperNoun)

    anglicised from u00D3 hu00CDcidhe.

Freebase

  1. Hickey

    A hickey, kiss mark, love bite, or bug bite is a bruise or bruise like mark caused by the kissing or sucking of the skin, usually on the neck or arm. While biting might be part of giving a hickey, sucking is sufficient to burst superficial small blood vessels under the skin. Hickeys typically last from five to twelve days and may be treated in the same way as other bruises. Ways to reduce the appearance of hickeys include icing recent hickeys to reduce swelling, rubbing them with a chilled spoon to break up blood clots, and applying a warm compress to older hickeys to dilate vessels and promote blood flow. They can be covered with powder or fake tan. Alternatively, articles of clothing such as scarves, turtle necks, or sleeves may be used to conceal hickeys.

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