The term originated from Shakespeare's play "The Merry Wives of Windsor," in the 16th century. It is a term used in polite society to mean the Devil! (It has nothing to do with Charles Dickens.) The word appeared in a sentence (although sounding odd in modern day language) "I cannot tell what the dickens his name is my husband had him of."

My mom used to say, with humor, that someone was "full of the dickens!"

Now after researching it, I understand what she meant!
by WordsWordsWords! June 17, 2018
Similar but differing slightly to the term 'twat', a Dickens is a pompous and awkward bastard who will go out of his way to needlessly berate his fellow man. Owing to the Dickens' overinflated sense of self importance the term is almost exclusively applied to ex public school boys. Often a Dickens will have been subjected to repeated bummings as a choir boy resulting in frequent pegging throughout his adult life.
Person A: That bloke just called me a pleb!
Person B: Don't worry about it, the guy is a total Dickens.
by EvanDavisPeggedMe May 7, 2015
anything bad. anything god. anything period.
You are the dickens!
I am the dickens.
That hurt like the dickens.
This pizza is the dickens.
by DJ555 May 22, 2011
To do something with speed and neccesity.
by Dr.Squintum September 25, 2009
A word used to describe the extremes of climate.
It's as hot as the Dickens!
Florida is the Dickens.
by LeRoi February 15, 2007
A small, shrew-like creature--the result of Higgens-Pixy intercourse. if born female: dixy. Although there is a general population of 1.6 trillion dickens, there is only one dixy known to man due to lack of chromosome XX. The dickens's life goal is to create the dankest of memes
Oh look! it's a Dickens, George!
by sriricota August 16, 2018
Rough sex, usually with one male dominating the other partner, resulting in said partner having a limp or mild bruising.
"Why is Shelbie walking funny?"
"Jeff gave her a good dickening after the party last night."
"Ouch."
by SemenSponge June 15, 2014