Dickens - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɪkɪnz|  American pronunciation of the word dickens
Brit.  |ˈdɪkɪnz|  British pronunciation of the word dickens

noun

- a word used in exclamations of confusion(syn: deuce, devil)

the dickens you say

- English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)

Examples

What the dickens do you want?

... it was Dickens who first used the word 'detective' in a literary context ...

What wearies me about Dickens, however, is his excessive use of words.

Many of Dickens' books have been adapted as films.

collaborators on a biography of Dickens

Davies' style of writing has been compared to Dickens'.

What the dickens is the matter with her?

Isn't she as cute as the dickens!

Dickens' father was immortalized as Mr Micawber in 'David Copperfield'.

Dickens painted a grim picture of Victorian life.

Your argument presupposes that Dickens was a social reformer.

The island was used by Dickens as the setting for Oliver Twist.

the complete and unabridged works of Dickens

A complete set of Dickens was bound in imitation leather.

Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance

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