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Definitions for Dickens
ˈdɪk ɪnz; ˈhʌf əmDick·ens

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dickens.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devil, deuce, dickens(noun)

    a word used in exclamations of confusion

    "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"

  2. Dickens, Charles Dickens, Charles John Huffam Dickens(noun)

    English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)

Wiktionary

  1. dickens(Noun)

    The devil.

    She can go to the dickens for what she said.

  2. dickens(Noun)

    In the phrase the dickens ().

  3. Dickens(ProperNoun)

    Charles Dickens, English novelist.

  4. Origin: Origin: 1590–1600; apparently a fanciful use of the proper name Dicken, form of Dick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dickens

    the devil

  2. Origin: [Perh. a contr. of the dim. devilkins.]

Freebase

  1. Dickens

    Dickens is a city in and the county seat of Dickens County, Texas, United States. The population was 332 at the 2000 census. Charles Weldon Cannon, a Dickens County native, made his famous boots and saddles in Dickens.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dickens

    dik′enz, n. the deuce, the devil, as in 'What the dickens.'—Play the dickens with, to play the deuce with. [For devil, confused with Dickon = Richard.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DICKENS

    An author; polite term for the devil.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dickens in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dickens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Dickens in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 3 scene 2:

    I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.

  2. Michael Caine:

    Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

  3. Dimitrios Pagourtzis:

    We are trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms, not the disease, the disease isn’t the Second Amendment.

  4. John Berger:

    Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

  5. Archibald MacLeish:

    The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.

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