wick·​er | \ˈwi-kər \

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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Seats on the roomy wicker couches are front row for DJs and live music. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Where to eat on the beach in the Caribbean," 8 June 2018 Kate went for a white lace Alexander McQueen look, while Sophie was stunning in a green ensemble with a wicker headpiece. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Saved a Countess from Falling Out of a Carriage," 22 June 2017 Straw Totes Everybody wants in on the wicker and straw tote situation. Seventeen, "These Are the Styles You're About to See Everywhere, According to Pinterest," 8 June 2017 The couple and their son, Anthony, 2, were wheeled along the beachfront route Saturday in a wicker chair. BostonGlobe.com, "Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman lead Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade," 17 June 2018 Take the case of the Wellesley wicker basket, for instance. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, "How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm?," 29 June 2018 One image shows a mischievous youngster attempting escape from its wicker napping basket. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Why Photographing Pandas Is More Challenging Than You Might Think," 21 May 2018 To keep a feeling of lightness in the dining area of a Palm Beach maisonette, designer Mimi McMakin put a glass top on wicker table bases. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Charming Green Dining Room," 7 May 2014 The pin on the 14th hole, a replica of the 11th at Merion Golf Club, usually features a wicker basket instead of a flag. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Renditions Golf Course," 1 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of wicker

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


wick·​er | \ˈwi-kər \

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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