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wicker

[ wik-er ]
/ ˈwɪk ər /
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noun

a slender, pliant twig; osier; withe.
plaited or woven twigs or osiers as the material of baskets, chairs, etc.; wickerwork.
something made of wickerwork, as a basket.

adjective

consisting or made of wicker: a wicker chair.
covered with wicker: a wicker jug.

Nearby words

wichita falls, wick, wicked, wickedly, wickedness, wicker, wickerwork, wicket, wicket maiden, wicketkeeper, wicking

Origin of wicker

1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish vikker willow. See weak
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British Dictionary definitions for wicker

wicker

/ (ˈwɪkə) /

noun

a slender flexible twig or shoot, esp of willow
short for wickerwork

adjective

made, consisting of, or constructed from wicker

Word Origin for wicker

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish viker, Danish viger willow, Swedish vika to bend
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Word Origin and History for wicker

wicker


n.

mid-14c., "wickerwork," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Middle Swedish viker "willow branch") akin to Old Norse vikja "to move, turn," Swedish vika "to bend," and related to Old English wican "to give way, yield" (see weak). The notion is of pliant twigs.

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