nicker

1
[nik-er]
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Origin of nicker

1
First recorded in 1660–70; nick + -er1

nicker

2
[nik-er]
verb (used without object), noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. neigh.
  2. laugh; snicker.

Origin of nicker

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

nicker

3
[nik-er]
noun, plural nick·er·er, nick·ers for 1.
  1. British Slang. one pound sterling.
  2. Australian. money.

Origin of nicker

3
First recorded in 1905–10; perhaps special use of nicker1
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nicker

1
verb (intr)
  1. (of a horse) to neigh softly
  2. to laugh quietly; snigger

Word Origin for nicker

C18: perhaps from neigh

nicker

2
noun plural -er
  1. British slang a pound sterling

Word Origin for nicker

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for nicker
v.

"to neigh," 1774, of imitative origin (see neigh). Related: Nickered; nickering.

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