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

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wicker adjective

Examples of wicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chair comes in black with a sturdy steel frame, weather-resistant polyethylene rattan wicker, and cream cushions. Olivia Hanson, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Outdoor Egg Chairs Sell Out Constantly—Here’s Where You Can Still Find Them," 23 Apr. 2021 In the photo, captioned simply with two emojis—the Italian flag emoji and the celebrating person in a party hat emoji—Gaga is relaxing on a wicker chair on a balcony while dressed to maximize casual comfort and holding a fruity drink. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Wore an Oversized Faux-Fur Coat While Drinking Casually on a Balcony in Italy," 18 Apr. 2021 Now among the floating musical instruments is a wicker chair. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion updates reveal that a purr-fect idea never dies," 12 Apr. 2021 Dressers are made of rattan, tables of wicker, rugs of jute. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Dark Side of the Houseplant Boom," 20 Apr. 2021 Their grandmother’s round, wicker basket will be filled and blessed, either at church or at home. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how Milwaukee-area faith leaders view Easter dining, in a year and season of rebirth," 31 Mar. 2021 Shade your cat or canine outdoors with a wicker bed hand-woven in the shape of a pagoda—architecturally dramatic but not overly kitschy. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, "Your Guide to Living Well in the Great Outdoors," 27 Mar. 2021 The couple added wicker accents, white bedding, and greenery throughout their apartment to bring the beach vibes right to New York City. Christine Burroni, Travel + Leisure, "How to Take At-home Self Care to the Next Level, According to Peloton's Ally Love," 25 Mar. 2021 Works by Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha and Cy Twombly hang on the off-white walls of the main level, and several Bennett pieces, including a Sled chair, with its X steel base and wicker seat, are scattered about. New York Times, "In Southampton, a Beach House Not Like the Others," 22 Mar. 2021

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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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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 8 May. 2021.

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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 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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