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

Other Words from wicker

wicker adjective

Examples of wicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This handwoven wicker wingback chair can transform any seating area into a tropical parlor with island vibes. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 30 Apr. 2022 Ditch the plastic spray bottle for a brass mister that looks elegant on a counter, and add an extra layer of protection to plants and ceramic pots with a wicker basket that helps lock in moisture and avoid any tipping. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 14 Apr. 2022 The wellness room at John Murdy Elementary School in Garden Grove is like a spa lobby for kids: plants in every corner, plush carpet and pillows in various shades of blue, string lights and wicker baskets full of blankets and yoga mats. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 The company made wicker and rattan furniture in the most popular Victorian styles, including Aesthetic, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts. oregonlive, 3 Nov. 2021 There’s a wicker chair on Susan Straight’s porch that beckons all the people of Riverside to sit down and shed their burdens. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Pruitt’s race-agnostic approach to clientele, posing Black and white sitters in the same wicker peacock chair and under the same lights, was fairly unheard of for the time, says Hudson. Janine Latus, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Feb. 2022 Among the eight installations is Oasis (1984) which includes colorful glass orbs in varying sizes and a pink wicker chair studded with candles planted in sand. Brittany Anas, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Winter is a great time to score big savings on outdoor furniture and this wicker/rattan sectional, now at a 61% discount, is no exception. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, 30 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 May. 2022.

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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



Kids Definition of wicker (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of wicker wicker furniture

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