dicker

1
[ dik-er ]
/ ˈdɪk ər /

verb (used without object)

to deal, swap, or trade with petty bargaining; bargain; haggle.
to barter.
to try to arrange matters by mutual bargaining: They dickered for hours over some of the finer points of the contract.

noun

Origin of dicker

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; perhaps v. use of dicker2

Definition for dicker (2 of 2)

dicker

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[ dik-er ]
/ ˈdɪk ər /

noun

the number or quantity ten, especially a lot of ten hides or skins.

Origin of dicker

2
1225–75; Middle English diker < Old French dacre, Medieval Latin dikeria; compare Latin decuria decury
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dicker

/ (ˈdɪkə) /

verb

to trade (goods) by bargaining; barter
(intr) to negotiate a political deal

noun

  1. a petty bargain or barter
  2. the item or items bargained or bartered
a political deal or bargain

Word Origin for dicker

C12: ultimately from Latin decuria decury; related to Middle Low German dēker lot of ten hides
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