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Definition of dicty


  • "dictatorial". Used in the 1957 short story, "Sonny's Blues," by James Baldwin.
    That family tends to be a little dicty, so don't act too funky around them.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Linda H. on Jan 03 2003.


  • behaving as if superior; putting on airs; highfalutin; sophisticated.
    I was anxious about showing up at her place, me raggedy and not speaking just right, with her folks all dicty rich and grand.

    Last edited on May 07 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on May 07 2013.

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