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whicker

[hwik-er, wik-] /ˈʰwɪk ər, ˈwɪk-/ Chiefly New England and South Atlantic States.
verb (used without object)
1.
to whinny; neigh.
noun
2.
a whinny; neigh.
Origin of whicker
1650-1660
1650-60; whick- (compare Old English hwicung squeaking, said of mice) + -er6; akin to German wiehern to neigh
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  • His ears forward, he came up, whickering his own query as to what really was asked of him.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for whickering

whicker

/ˈwɪkə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of a horse) to whinny or neigh; nicker
Word Origin
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whickering

whicker

v.

1650s, "snigger," imitative (cf. snicker). As imitative of a sound made by a horse, from 1753. As the sound of something beating the air, from 1920. Related: Whickered; whickering.

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