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

whicker

play
verb, whick·er \ˈhwi-kər, ˈwi-\

Definition of whicker

whickeredwhickering play \-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  neigh, whinny

whicker noun


Examples of whicker in a sentence

  1. <whickering as they waited at the starting gate, the horses seemed to sense the excitement of the crowd>



Origin of whicker

imitative


First Known Use: 1753


Learn More about whicker


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe disapprove perplex reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ