dick etymology

English word dick comes from Old Norse Eiríkr (A male given name..), Malayalam Richardus, Latin Ricohardus, Frankish *Rīcohard, Latin Richardus

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word dick. Currently you are viewing the etymology of dick with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (with around).. (slang, vulgar) To waste time, to goof off (with around).. (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with. [...](slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (with around).. (slang, vulgar) To waste time, to goof off (with around).. (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with. [...]

Detailed word origin of dick

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Eiríkr Old Norse (non) A male given name..
Richardus Malayalam (mal)
Ricohardus Latin (lat)
*Rīcohard Frankish (frk)
Richardus Latin (lat)
Eric English (eng) A male given name..
Erica English (eng) A female given name..
Richard Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
Rycharde Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
Richard English (eng) (rare, _, compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.. A male given name..
Dick English (eng) A male given name., also used as a formal given name.. A surname​.
dick English (eng) (slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (with around).. (slang, vulgar) To waste time, to goof off (with around).. (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with. (countable, British, US, vulgar, slang, pejorative) A highly contemptible person.. (countable, and, uncountable, vulgar, slang) The penis.. (countable, obsolete) A male person.. (uncountable, US, [...]

Words with the same origin as dick

Descendants of Eiríkr
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