wicker

noun
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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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 The wicker frame echoes the Marcel Breuer Cesca cane chairs in the dining room — lattice furniture from the 1970s has enjoyed a modern-day resurgence due to its natural materials and breezy vibe. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Peace, love and a ’70s vibe rock a Berkeley home," 1 June 2018 Meanwhile, another rising fashion plate executed the same wicker-hat-and-earring combination. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Solange and SZA’s Mom Shared the Same Easter Sunday Style Trick," 2 Apr. 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 \

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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