American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bargain; barter.
- n. The act or process of bargaining.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The number or quantity ten; particularly, ten hides or skins, forming the twentieth part of a last of hides.
- To trade by petty bargaining and barter; haggle.
- To barter; trade off; swap.
- n. Trading on a small scale by bargain and barter; a transaction so conducted.
- v. to bargain, haggle or negotiate over a sale
- v. to barter
- n. obsolete The number or quantity of ten, particularly modifying hides or skins; a daker.
- n. US A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir.
- n. U.S. A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares.
- v. U.S. To negotiate a dicker; to barter.
- v. negotiate the terms of an exchange
- Probably from dicker, a quantity of ten, ten hides, from Middle English diker, perhaps from Old English *dicor, from Latin decuria, set of ten, from decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Such critics had come to Washington, had made their "dicker," danced at the hotel hops, and been jostled on the Avenue.”
“Thus equipped as an itinerant clock repairer, and having a few watches to "dicker" with, he started on foot for Jenkintown, a small place twelve miles from”
“Then, the white men who penetrated to those semi-wilds were always ready to "dicker" and to "swap," and to”
“One of their snipers is poised to take a shot at the Afghan who appears to be pointing out their exact position to the insurgents, a possible "dicker".”
“The "dicker" was a neighbour who had apparantly watched closely morning after morning from his bedroom window noting every action of someone with whom he was on first name terms.”
“He was hard as iron, determined to oust the English from the territory, and in no mood to dicker.”
“Now, if I can put through that dicker with Caswell's six horses -- say, I just got onto that horse-buyer to-day.”
“This incredible development is what happens when we let Yankees dicker with things that should be left to Southerners.”
“Wage discrimination against women in an affront: but Harper's crew want to dicker about it.”
“Well, they didn't dicker very long, but when the Strange One headed south again, it was in the rear of a spanking dog-team.”
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