nicker

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[ nik-er ]
/ ˈnɪk ər /

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

laugh; snicker.

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Origin of nicker

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1785–95; apparently variant of nicher, neigher, frequentative of neigh; see -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for nickered (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 nickered (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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