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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Recent Examples on the Web Tiffany chandeliers and Austrian wicker furniture decorate the common areas. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Cedar Point, a timeline: 150 years of coaster thrills, beach walks, Berardi’s fries," 3 May 2020 One Saturday earlier this month, my mom grabbed a pair of dull shears, a comb, and a spray bottle; sat my brother in a wicker chair on our back porch; and FaceTimed her stylist, Isabelle Goetz. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, "The Golden Age of the Online Tutorial," 24 Apr. 2020 Thanks to these online sales, there'll be no fear of missing out on all those chocolate bunnies, wicker baskets and Easter Sunday frocks. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "These 10 sales will help you save big this Easter," 9 Apr. 2020 It was made out of a rich wicker, a deep yellow that felt like a mix between Barilla pasta and organic egg yolks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Can a Summer Bag Change Your Mindset for the Better?," 31 May 2018 As acts of civil disobedience go, this was oddly pastoral: Gary Golden spread a blanket on the grassy lawn by Virginia's Executive Mansion, opened a wicker picnic basket and offered strawberries to strangers. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "With picnic baskets and few masks, demonstrators protest Virginia stay-at-home orders," 16 Apr. 2020 The large dining room features hanging wicker light fixtures, navy trimmed booths, and a curving bar showcasing a mountain of raw oysters on ice. al, "These are the 10 best restaurants in Birmingham in 2020," 3 Mar. 2020 The interior design of the restaurant was decidedly beachy, with its wicker-basket chandeliers and shiplap walls. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Taco restaurant Bartaco in Dallas closed," 11 Mar. 2020 Styrofoam, celery, wicker: Something in these materials represents a sensorial crisis for certain human bodies. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "The Unbearable Softness of Engineered Fabrics," 21 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 3 Jun. 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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