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nicker

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[ nik-er ]
/ ˈnɪk ər /
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noun
a person or thing that nicks.
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Origin of nicker

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First recorded in 1660–70; nick + -er1

Other definitions for nicker (2 of 3)

nicker2
[ nik-er ]
/ ˈnɪk ər /

verb (used without object), noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
laugh; snicker.

Origin of nicker

2
First recorded in 1785–95; apparently variant of nicher, neigher, frequentative of neigh; see -er6

Other definitions for nicker (3 of 3)

nicker3
[ nik-er ]
/ ˈnɪk ər /

noun, plural nick·er·er, nick·ers for 1.
British Slang. one pound sterling.
Australian. money.

Origin of nicker

3
First recorded in 1875–80; perhaps special use of nicker1
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British Dictionary definitions for nicker (1 of 2)

nicker1
/ (ˈnɪkə) /

verb (intr)
(of a horse) to neigh softly
to laugh quietly; snigger

Word Origin for nicker

C18: perhaps from neigh

British Dictionary definitions for nicker (2 of 2)

nicker2
/ (ˈnɪkə) /

noun plural -er
British slang a pound sterling

Word Origin for nicker

C20: of unknown origin
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