noun, plural hick·eys.

  1. Slang.
    1. a pimple.
    2. a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.
  2. any device or gadget whose name is not known or is momentarily forgotten.
  3. Electricity. a fitting used to mount a lighting fixture in an outlet box or on a pipe or stud.
  4. a tool used to bend tubes and pipes.


  1. US and Canadian informal an object or gadget: used as a name when the correct name is forgotten, etc; doodah
  2. US and Canadian informal a mark on the skin, esp a lovebite
  3. printing a spot on a printed sheet caused by an imperfection or a speck on the printing plate

see hickie.

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