shicker

[ shik-er ]
/ ˈʃɪk ər /

noun Slang.

Disparaging and Offensive. a habitual drinker of alcohol who is frequently intoxicated.
alcoholic liquor.

adjective Slang.

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Origin of shicker

First recorded in 1890–95; from Yiddish shiker “drunk,” from Hebrew shikkōr, from shākār “ to be drunk”

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British Dictionary definitions for shicker

shicker
/ (ˈʃɪkə) /

noun

Australian archaic, slang alcoholic drink; liquor

Word Origin for shicker

via Yiddish from Hebrew
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