wick·​er ˈwi-kər How to pronounce wicker (audio)
: a small pliant twig or branch (as of osier) : withe
: something made of wicker
wicker adjective

Examples of wicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from high-quality wicker rattan that’s fade-, crack-, chip-, peel-, and rot-proof, this weather-resistant Latitude Run Brown Wicker Bar Counter is now 50% off on Wayfair. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 This 19-piece wicker picnic basket comes with an insulated liner to keep everything fresh, a waterproof picnic blanket, a wine pouch, porcelain plates, wine glasses and stainless steel flatware, napkins, a corkscrew, and salt and pepper shakers. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 The titular collections include woven trunks, wicker ceiling lights and obelisks of various kinds, all photographed by Pierre Musellec. John Wogan Laura Bannister Tariro Mzezewa Elissa Suh Dana Covit Jameson Montgomery, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Exposure to air gives the potatoes room to breathe, so a bowl with holes, a wicker basket, or even an open paper bag is ideal here. Zoe Denenberg, Bon Appétit, 17 Oct. 2023 There are light and airy curtains along with wool rugs, while a loft has a wicker daybed. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2023 Very similar in style to Adirondack chairs, these wicker chair backs slope at an angle for a more comfortable, more beach-chair like seating arrangement. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 Rattan, willow, reed, and bamboo are natural alternatives to plastic, sometimes mistakenly referred to as wicker, the name of a traditional weaving method. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 17 Aug. 2023 The wicker basket has a spacious interior with a flat-top lid that can be used as an end table in a pinch. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English wiker, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect vikker willow, Old Norse veikr weak — more at weak

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wicker was in the 14th century

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“Wicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicker. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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wick·​er ˈwik-ər How to pronounce wicker (audio)
: a flexible twig (as of a willow)
wicker adjective

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