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English definition of “dickens”

dickens

noun [plural]     /ˈdɪk.ɪnz/ old-fashioned informal
the dickens used in questions to express anger or surprise: What the dickens are you doing with that paint?Question words and expressionsExpressions of anger
(Definition of dickens noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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