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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To bargain; barter.
  • noun The act or process of bargaining.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To trade by petty bargaining and barter; haggle.
  • To barter; trade off; swap.
  • noun The number or quantity ten; particularly, ten hides or skins, forming the twentieth part of a last of hides.
  • noun Trading on a small scale by bargain and barter; a transaction so conducted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb U.S. To negotiate a dicker; to barter.
  • noun obsolete The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir.
  • noun U.S. A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to bargain, haggle or negotiate over a sale
  • verb to barter
  • noun obsolete The number or quantity of ten, particularly modifying hides or skins; a daker.
  • noun US A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb negotiate the terms of an exchange

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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