An old southern idiom. Could be used to identify a place that is empty, a person who is wound up, or any number of situations where the word "tight" is used. Nobody seems to know who Dick was. Apparently he had a tough time keeping his hat on his head.
I went and checked that place you told me about. They've closed up tighter than dick's hatband. Have been for years.
by kiteless. June 11, 2013
"Tighter than dick's hatband" should be "tighter than a dick's hatband" and could be written as "tighter than a detective's hatband". A phrase referring to the band on their hat and has nothing to do with the male anatomy. I believe this is a Prohibition Era phrase.
by TGadgetS February 18, 2017
A lot of people don't seem to know what dicks hatband is. It actually refers to a male penis, the hat being a condom and the the band ofcourse being the rubber band at the base of the condom.
by sdotx January 20, 2015
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