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wicket

[ wik-it ]
/ ˈwɪk ɪt /
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noun
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Idioms about wicket

    to be on / have / bat a sticky wicket, British Slang. to be at or have a disadvantage.

Origin of wicket

1200–50; Middle English wiket<Anglo-French; Old French guischet<Germanic; compare Middle Dutch wiket wicket, equivalent to wik- (akin to Old English wīcan to yield; see weak) + -et noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM wicket

half-wicket, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wicket

wicket
/ (ˈwɪkɪt) /

noun

Word Origin for wicket

C18: from Old Northern French wiket; related to Old Norse vikja to move
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