Definition of dicky bird noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dicky bird

BrE BrE//ˈdɪki bɜːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪki bɜːrd//
(British English)
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  • (used by or when speaking to young children) a bird
  • Idioms
    not say, hear, etc. a dicky bird
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    (British English, informal) to say, hear, etc. nothing He won't say a dicky bird, but we think he knows who did it. This idiom is from rhyming slang, in which ‘dicky bird’ stands for ‘word’.