Etymology
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hickey (n.)

"any small gadget," 1909, American English, of unknown origin. For the "love-bite" sense, see hickie.

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Definitions of hickey

hickey (n.)
a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne;
Synonyms: pimple / zit
hickey (n.)
a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover;
Synonyms: love bite
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