dicker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin dacra ‎(a dicker), from Latin decuria ‎(a ten of something), from decem ‎(ten)[1]

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Verb[edit]

dicker ‎(third-person singular simple present dickers, present participle dickering, simple past and past participle dickered)

  1. to bargain, haggle or negotiate over a sale
  2. to barter
    • Cooper
      Ready to dicker and to swap.

Noun[edit]

dicker ‎(plural dickers)

  1. (obsolete) A unit of measure, consisting of 10 some object, particularly hides and skins.
    • Heywood
      A dicker of cowhides.
    • 1866, The dicker, or daker, was ten, and is found, though generally at later times than the period before us, as a measure for hides and gloves. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 1, page 171
  2. (US) A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares.
    to make a dicker
    • Whittier
      For peddling dicker, not for honest sales.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Skeat, Walter William. "Dicker, Daykyr" in Notes on English Etymology.

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Adjective[edit]

dicker

  1. comparative degree of dick