whicker

[ hwik-er, wik- ]
/ ˈʰwɪk ər, ˈwɪk- /
Chiefly New England and South Atlantic States.

verb (used without object)

to whinny; neigh.

noun

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

whicker
/ (ˈwɪkə) /

verb

(intr) (of a horse) to whinny or neigh; nicker

Word Origin for whicker

C17: of imitative origin
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