What does Hickey mean?

Definitions for Hickey
ˈhɪk ihick·ey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pimple, hickey, zitnoun

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

  2. hickey, love bitenoun

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


  1. hickeynoun

    A bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin on one's partner's body and sucking.

  2. hickeynoun

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

  3. hickeynoun

    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. hickeynoun

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

  5. hickeynoun

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

  6. Hickeynoun

    anglicised from Ó hÍcidhe.


  1. Hickey

    A hickey, hickie or love bite in British English, is a bruise or bruise-like mark caused by kissing or sucking skin, usually on the neck, arm, or earlobe. While biting may be part of giving a hickey, sucking is sufficient to burst small superficial blood vessels under the skin.


  1. hickey

    A Hickey, also known as a love bite or a kiss mark, is a bruise caused by kissing, sucking, or biting the skin forcefully enough to break blood vessels beneath the skin surface. It appears as a red or purple mark and usually fades away on its own within a week or two.


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hickey is ranked #1206 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hickey surname appeared 29,350 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Hickey.

    92.2% or 27,064 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 792 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 766 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 437 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 173 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 120 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hickey in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hickey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hickey in a Sentence

  1. The Police Department:

    This is the best possible resolution for the city, the Police Department, former officer Hickey and Ajax.

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