Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

dicker

play
noun dick·er \ˈdi-kər\

Definition of dicker

  1. :  the number or quantity of 10 especially of hides or skins



Origin of dicker

Middle English dyker, from Latin decuria quantity of ten, from decem ten — more at ten


First Known Use: 14th century


2

dicker

verb dick·er

Simple Definition of dicker

  • : to talk or argue with someone about the conditions of a purchase, agreement, or contract

Full Definition of dicker

dick·ereddick·er·ing play \ˈdi-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  bargain <dickered over the price>

Examples of dicker

  1. I tried to dicker for a discounted price.

  2. <they dickered over the price of the car for a few minutes>



Origin of dicker

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1797


3

dicker

noun dick·er

Definition of dicker

  1. 1 :  barter

  2. 2 :  an act or session of bargaining



1797

First Known Use of dicker

1797



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dicker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ