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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 07, 2015
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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
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Euphemistic expression for the devil. Used in mild oaths.
Also spelt dickins/Dickens.
What the dickens!
Hurts like the dickens!
by Hazazel September 27, 2006
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(noun) Any kind of a law enforcement officer who can levy a buzzkill. A cop, etc.

There's a dickens on your left. Turn right, mofo.
Dicken's on your left, hit it.
by Dave Schechtman & Jared Smits September 26, 2007
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abbreviation of "time-in-the-past-when-I-was-kicked-directly-in-the-dick-and-balls"; first shortened to "dick-and-balls" and then to "dick-ands," and finally to "dickens"
"That hurt like the dickens!"
by MrTheDickens November 30, 2012
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