Chiefly New England and South Atlantic States.
[ hwik-er, wik- ]
/ ˈʰwɪk ər, ˈwɪk- /
verb (used without object)
to whinny; neigh.
a whinny; neigh.
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Origin of whicker
1650–60; whick- (compare Old English hwicung squeaking, said of mice) + -er6; akin to German wiehern to neigh
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Example sentences from the Web for whicker
His ears forward, he came up, whickering his own query as to what really was asked of him.The Covered Wagon|Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for whicker
/ (ˈwɪkə) /
(intr) (of a horse) to whinny or neigh; nicker
Word Origin for whicker
C17: of imitative origin
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