13 Words Only Dicks Use

The official DICKtionary. Admit it, we’re all dicks.


A Definition: The beat or measure of something rhythmic
Example: “We need more cadence when presenting these ideas.” -Dick


A Definition: A modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something
Example: “I’ll have to add our usual caveat to the agreement.” -Dick

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A Definition: The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization
Example: “Under her aegis, everyone has been able to keep their jobs.” -Dick


A Definition: A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline
Example: “Due to a leadership change, there has been a paradigm shift in the department.” -Dick

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A Definition: To cause (people) to become so excited or concerned about an issue, idea, etc., that they want to do something about it
Example: “Solid communication presents the opportunity to galvanize the team.” -Dick

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A Definition: Very old, primitive, or out of date
Example: “The language of this deck is absolutely prehistoric.” -Dick


A Definition: So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
Example: “You come to this meeting late because you had to drop your kids off before work? Don’t hit me with such banalities.” -Dick


A Definition: A piece of land shaped like a triangle that is formed when a river splits into smaller rivers before it flows into an ocean
Example: “The ultimate goal in this execution is to hit the delta.” -Dick


A Definition: The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved
Example: “What I need is a big vision. What I’m getting is a literal iteration of the narrative.” -Dick

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A Definition: Strongly formed or constructed
Example: “This media plan has to be as robust as possible.” -Dick


A Definition: Not clear, difficult to see, understand, describe, etc.
Example: “Although the direction of this concept is well-intentioned, the execution of the point is nebulous.” -Dick


A Definition: A term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential
Example: “The way you just described your lunch wasn’t good, it wasn’t great, it was…meta.” -Dick


A Definition: A puzzling or difficult problem : an unsolved question
Example: “People who use these words are the crux of the issue at hand.” -Dick

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