verb (used without object)
Origin of dicker1
Definition for dicker (2 of 2)
Origin of dicker2
Examples from the Web for dicker
The only thing America lacks is a tough, take no prisoners "Negotiator-in-Chief" to dicker America's way to the top again.
"I don't quite see where the money is to come from," observed Mr. Dicker.Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)|Constance Fenimore Woolson
For half an hour the dicker went on, and finally a price of fifteen thousand dollars was agreed upon.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Such critics had come to Washington, had made their "dicker," danced at the hotel hops, and been jostled on the Avenue.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
British Dictionary definitions for dicker
- a petty bargain or barter
- the item or items bargained or bartered
Word Origin for dicker
Word Origin and History for dicker
"haggle, bargain in a petty way," 1802, American English, perhaps from dicker (n.) "a unit or package of tens," especially hides (attested from late 13c.), perhaps from Latin decuria "parcel of ten" (supposedly a unit of barter on the Roman frontier; cf. German Decher "set of ten things"), from decem "ten" (see ten) on model of centuria from centum.