Probably the same as #1
Just saw a silent movie made in 1927 by a black movie company for a black audience. One character was a high-toned composer/pianist. Another character, a con artist, referred to the pianist as "dicty" in a disparaging way. So the word's been around for a while. "Leave that dicty man and come with me. With your beauty and my brains, we'll be rich."
by Word Watcher October 01, 2007
Tastefully elegant,intelligent,a sense of humor,refined but also street-wise and able to mingle with different "social classes". A classy lady.
Audrey Hepburn's character Holly, in Breakfast at Tiffany's is an example of a modern-day Dicty dame.
by sleepy October 13, 2004