[ kik-er ]
/ ˈkɪk ər /


Nearby words

  1. kickback,
  2. kickball,
  3. kickboard,
  4. kickboxing,
  5. kickdown,
  6. kickoff,
  7. kickshaw,
  8. kicksie-wicksie,
  9. kicksorter,
  10. kickstand

Origin of kicker

First recorded in 1565–75; kick + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kicker

British Dictionary definitions for kicker


/ (ˈkɪkə) /


a person or thing that kicks
sport a player in a rugby or occasionally a soccer team whose task is to attempt to kick conversions, penalty goals, etc
US and Canadian slang a hidden and disadvantageous factor, such as a clause in a contract
informal any light outboard motor for propelling a boat
poker the highest unpaired card in a hand, used to decide the outcome of an otherwise tied round
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Word Origin and History for kicker



1570s, agent noun from kick (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper