kicker

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kick +‎ -er

The southern-U.S. sense referring to a person derives from shit-kicker, referring to a cowboy with boots used to kick away cow manure.

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kicker (plural kickers)

  1. One who kicks.
  2. (sports) One who takes kicks.
  3. (nautical) The kicking strap.
  4. (nautical, informal) An outboard motor.
  5. (colloquial) An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant.
    John wants to climb the wall, but the kicker is that it is thirty feet tall.
    Tuition is free; the kicker is that mandatory room and board costs twice as much as at other colleges.
  6. (finance) An enticement for investors, e.g. warranty added to the investment contract.
  7. (poker) An unpaired card which is part of a pair, two pair, or three of a kind poker hand.
    Jill's hand was two pair, aces and sevens, with a king kicker.
  8. (slang, Southern US) A particular type of Texan who is associated with country/western attire, attitudes, and/or philosophy.
  9. (journalism) The last one or two paragraphs of a story.

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kicker m (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium) table football, table soccer

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