a word used in exclamations of confusion
"the dickens you say"
English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
- What the dickens?
- Today we'll study Charles Dickens.
- Dickens was the author of 'Oliver Twist'.
- She's just as cute as the dickens!
- Why did Dickens call this character Master Bates?
- The English writer Charles Dickens doubled as an actor.
- Dickens' thoughts come across along with the vivid depiction of old London.