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Gender: MMeaning of Dick: "dominant ruler"Origin of Dick: Diminutive of Richard
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Dick was a once-common short form of Richard; replaced by Rick or Richie, and finally by the full name itself. Rude meaning -- make that two rude meanings -- pretty much knocks this one out of consideration.
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