dick·er || 'dɪkə v. bargain, haggle

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dicker — I. noun Etymology: Middle English dyker, from Latin decuria quantity of ten, from decem ten more at ten Date: 14th century the number or quantity of 10 especially of hides or skins II. intransitive verb (dickered; dickering) Etymology: origin… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dicker — dicker1 /dik euhr/, v.i. 1. to deal, swap, or trade with petty bargaining; bargain; haggle. 2. to barter. 3. to try to arrange matters by mutual bargaining: They dickered for hours over some of the finer points of the contract. n. 4. a petty… …   Universalium

  • dicker — [[t]dɪ̱kə(r)[/t]] dickers, dickering, dickered V RECIP (disapproval) If you say that people are dickering about something, you mean that they are arguing or disagreeing about it, often in a way that you think is foolish or unnecessary. [mainly… …   English dictionary

  • dick|er — dick|er1 «DIHK uhr», verb, noun. –v.i., v.t. to trade by barter or by petty bargaining; haggle: »She dickered with the butcher over the price of steaks. –n. 1. a petty bargain: »I made a dicker with him to take care of my hens during my absence… …   Useful english dictionary

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