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Meaning of dickens

dick•ens

Pronunciation: (dik'inz), [key]
  1. devil; deuce (usually prec. by the and often used in exclamations and as a mild imprecation): The dickens you say! What the dickens does he want?

Dick•ens

Pronunciation: (dik'inz), [key]
  1. (John Huf&syl;fam)(“Boz”), 1812–70, English novelist.
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