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dicty

[US dial. South idem "Proud, haughty. Urban Negroes apply this term to bright mulattoes who try to pass for white" WSC; "well dressed, elegant, snobbish, uppity.. .cf. EDD dight to adorn, deck oneself" DARE; cf. also Scots dicht to put in order; tidy CSD] adj. overly refined: 1978 She was a dicty lady. She use t' walk down d' road on her tiptoe an' call erryboddy "Precious" (Dupuch 31). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-09-19 03:06
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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