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Q: Etymology of the word "Hickey" ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Etymology of the word "Hickey"
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: ryan_singer-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 11 Sep 2004 23:39 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2004 23:39 PDT
Question ID: 400035
Yes, I mean a bruise on the neck from intense sucking, otherwise
referred to as a love bite.  How did such a thing come to be referred
to as hickey?

I already know that the word hickey means a slight imperfection, I am
looking for a little more in depth, which lang it came from and which
word in that lang will be enough to get my money.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Etymology of the word "Hickey"
From: politicalguru-ga on 12 Sep 2004 00:41 PDT
My initial search came up with nothing - dictionaries claim that the
origin is "unknown". It might be a good idea to rethink your pricing
policy, as it is possible that $1.5 would not suffice for a more
thorough research for most researchers.
Subject: Re: Etymology of the word "Hickey"
From: ryan_singer-ga on 12 Sep 2004 10:25 PDT
This seems to me to be a pretty hit or miss thing, somebody who knows
the answer could post and collect my $2.-R
Subject: Re: Etymology of the word "Hickey"
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Sep 2004 10:40 PDT
"hickie - 'mark on skin made by biting or sucking during foreplay or
sex,' 1956; earlier "pimple, skin lesion" (c.1915) or 'any unspecified
object' (1909, cf. doohickey, still used in this sense)."

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