HyperDic: dickens

English > 2 senses of the word dickens / Dickens:
NOUNcommunicationdickens, devil, deucea word used in exclamations of confusion
person Dickens, Charles Dickens, Charles John Huffam DickensEnglish writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
dickens / Dickens > pronunciation
Soundsdih'kahnz
RhymesAleutians ... transactions: 47 rhymes with ahnz...
English > dickens: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA word used in exclamations of confusion.
Example "the dickens you say"
Synonymsdevil, deuce
Broaderexclamation, exclaimingAn abrupt excited utterance
Spanishadiós, caramba, caray, cáspita, demonio, demonios, diablos, diantre
Catalandiable, diantre, dimoni, dimonis, redéu, redimoni, redimonis, vatua l'olla, vatua
English > Dickens: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningEnglish writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870).
SynonymsCharles Dickens, Charles John Huffam Dickens
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishCharles Dickens, Dickens
CatalanCharles Dickens, Dickens
AdjectivesDickensianof or like the novels of Charles Dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions)

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