wick·​er | \ ˈwi-kər How to pronounce wicker (audio) \

Definition of wicker

1 : a small pliant twig or branch (as of osier) : withe
b : something made of wicker

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Examples of wicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Delhi, India — Sitting on a wicker chair in her East Delhi office, Kavita Krishnan readjusts her glasses and scrolls through Twitter, surveying the latest slew of abusive messages. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "Troll armies, 'deepfake' porn videos and violent threats. How Twitter became so toxic for India's women politicians," 22 Jan. 2020 Sitting on a wicker chair on her front porch, Gama wore sweatpants and a T-shirt, with a discreet gold chain around her neck. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020 Prince George is photographed sitting in a nearby wicker chair, smiling at his mother behind the camera. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Releases Candid New Photo of William, George, Charlotte, and Louis for Christmas," 25 Dec. 2019 Wicker is not a material, but a weaving technique that uses rattan, as well as reed, willow or bamboo, to make wicker furniture and baskets. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "An homage to the humble basket, the household workhorse," 7 Nov. 2019 Vintage and antique items include an old red telephone booth, old shaving stands, church pews, wooden student desks wicker furniture believed to have come from The Galvez Hotel, rush-seat dining chairs and a Coca-Cola cooler. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Auction features goods from Denton Cooley's family ranch, Cool Acres," 9 Oct. 2019 French wicker workshop Atelier Vime, maker of this stylish neo-classical pedestal and urn, has partnered with British paint and paper company Farrow & Ball to customize the urn in any available F&B color (shown: Off Black). Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Best-in-Show From 2020’s Paris Design Fair," 24 Jan. 2020 This season, the designer introduced a record number of new bag silhouettes, from surprisingly normal-sized tote bags to wicker versions of his ubiquitous Le Chiquito mini bags. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Prepare To See Jacquemus’ Latest Collection All Over Instagram," 21 Jan. 2020 Nods to France tend to be subtle — a portrait of Napoleon here, some wicker cafe chairs there. Washington Post, "Brasserie Liberté adds some French twists to Georgetown," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of wicker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wicker

Middle English wiker, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect vikker willow, Old Norse veikr weak — more at weak

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“Wicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicker. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wicker

: thin twigs or sticks that are woven together to make furniture and baskets


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Kids Definition of wicker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a flexible twig (as of willow) used especially in making baskets or furniture



Kids Definition of wicker (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of wicker wicker furniture

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