verb (used without object)
Origin of dicker1
Origin of dicker2
Examples from the Web for dicker
Contemporary Examples of dicker
The only thing America lacks is a tough, take no prisoners "Negotiator-in-Chief" to dicker America's way to the top again.Trump's Tea Party Triumph
April 17, 2011
Historical Examples of dicker
It looks to me as if 'twould be pretty good business to dicker with him.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
Yet the men had an ineradicable propensity to dicker among themselves.The Siege of Boston
Dicker, I want you to bring in a bill to make Fastburg the only capital.
"I did not," confessed Mr. Dicker, with a mixture of shame and abhorrence.
"I'm a hustler on a dicker, and a hellion on junk," snapped the boss.Blow The Man Down
- a petty bargain or barter
- the item or items bargained or bartered
Word Origin 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.