In London, there is a pretty famous bar called "Dirty Dick".
I imagined how I would translate it to my language, giggled, and started looking a resonable meaning of "Dirty Dick".
Here is what I have found:
- An excerpt from Wikipedia about the first owner:
Nathaniel Bentley, commonly known as Dirty Dick, was an 18th-century merchant who owned a hardware shop and warehouse in London. [...]
Dirty Dick's pub in Bishopsgate has existed for over 200 years. He was a previous owner of a pub on Bishopsgate, in the City of London, which is named after him.
All the definitions of 'dick' suggested by Oxford Dictionary:
- a man's penis; (my initial thought, but that's rude to be used in public)
- a stupid or contemptible man (the story doesn't reveal the detail);
- a detective (originally, he was a merchant).
What do you think?
Any help would be appreciated.