nicker

2
[ nik-er ]
/ ˈnɪk ər /

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

laugh; snicker.

Origin of nicker

2
1785–95; apparently variant of nicher, neigher, frequentative of neigh; see -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for nickering (1 of 2)

nicker

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/ (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 nickering (2 of 2)

nicker

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/ (ˈnɪkə) /

noun plural -er

British slang a pound sterling

Word Origin for nicker

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for nickering

nicker


v.

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

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