wicker

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

Definition of wicker

1 : a small pliant twig or branch (as of osier) : withe
2a : wickerwork
b : something made of wicker

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wicker adjective

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The brightly lit, always busy churreria’s walls are covered with photos and media clippings of its owner, telenovela star Margarita Gralia, and wicker baskets hang from the ceiling. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 Or for narrower porches, Opalhouse’s outdoor wicker chairs may be worth a look. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "A small but social spot: Trends in front-porch decorating," 26 Mar. 2019 This comes in through the furniture, often made out of wicker, rattan, or light, weathered woods, and fabrics. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Coastal Design," 2 Nov. 2018 By far the best way to enjoy it, is to rent one of the hundreds of picturesque Strandkorb, an exceedingly comfortable, canopied beach chair made of hardwood and wicker, and lined with blue and white striped cloth. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "The Martha’s Vineyard of Germany Is Vanishing Into the Sea," 25 June 2018 The couple went for a trendy look by contrasting dark wicker with white fabrics. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "6 Ways Eric and Jessie James Decker Turned Their House Into a Cozy Oasis," 2 Feb. 2019 There's a bit of greenery up here in the form of tree boxes and Astroturf, as well as plastic wicker furniture and gas fire pits. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 In the sitting room, wicker disks and mismatched furniture create a surprising variety of materials and textures; where bamboo, robe and cane find harmony with Missoni and Svenstenn textiles. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Vivacious Canadian Lake House With a Joyful Sense of Irreverence," 24 Dec. 2018 The load included up to a fortnight of rations, a saw, a wicker basket, a shovel, a waterskin, a sickle, and a pickaxe, as well as weapons, armor, and a shield. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wicker

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

wicker

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

Kids Definition of wicker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

wicker

adjective

Kids Definition of wicker (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of wicker wicker furniture

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