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Dick = Richard

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The diminutive “Dicky” is also common.        

Jockey of Norfolk [Lord Howard], be not too bold,

For Dicky [or Dickon], thy master, is bought and sold.”

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Shakespeare: Richard III., v. 3.


(Dicky or Dickon is Richard III.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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