Definitions for: Dicker


[v] negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dick"er, n. [Also daker, dakir; akin to Icel. dekr,
Dan. deger, G. decher; all prob. from LL. dacra, dacrum, the
number ten, akin to L. decuria a division consisting of ten,
fr. decem ten. See Ten.]
1. The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or
skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves. [Obs.]

A dicker of cowhides. --Heywood.

2. A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to
make a dicker. [U.S.]

For peddling dicker, not for honest sales.
--Whittier.


Dick"er, v. i. & t.
To negotiate a dicker; to barter. [U.S.] ``Ready to dicker.
and to swap.'' --Cooper.

Synonyms: bargain

See Also: chaffer, haggle, higgle, huckster, negociate, negotiate, talk terms

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