- obsoletean indication of male homosexualityPunning on the crown which the effete Richard Cromwell was unfit to wear in succession to his mighty father, Oliver, and the discoloration:Hello, thinks I, he ain't one of the Dick's hatband brigade, surely. (Fraser, 1977, writing in 19th-century style)To wear Dick's hatband was to be known as a male homosexual.
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Dick's hatband — noun Something peculiar, extraordinary or incredible; usually used in phrases like queer as Dicks hatband or tight as Dicks hatband … Wiktionary
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dicky — ► ADJECTIVE (dickier, dickiest) Brit. informal ▪ not strong, healthy, or functioning reliably. ORIGIN perhaps from the given name Dick, in the old saying as queer as Dick s hatband … English terms dictionary
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fishy — (of a male) homosexual Punning on queer3 and the meaning irregular: ... her only husband had been as fishy as Dick s hatband. (Fraser, 1975) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
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