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Meaning of DICKENS

Pronunciation:  'dikinz, 'dikinz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
  2. [n]  English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
 

DICKENS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: Charles Dickens, Charles John Huffam Dickens, deuce, devil
 
 See Also: author, exclaiming, exclamation, writer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dick"ens\, n. or interj. [Perh. a contr. of the dim.
    devilkins.]
    The devil. [A vulgar euphemism.]
    
          I can not tell what the dickens his name is. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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