dicker


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Related to dicker: diker, docker, dickies, hagglers

dick·er

 (dĭk′ər)
intr.v. dick·ered, dick·er·ing, dick·ers
To bargain; barter.
n.
The act or process of bargaining.

[Probably from dicker, a quantity of ten, ten hides, from Middle English diker, perhaps from Old English *dicor, from Latin decuria, set of ten, from decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

dicker

(ˈdɪkə)
vb
1. (Commerce) to trade (goods) by bargaining; barter
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to negotiate a political deal
n
3.
a. a petty bargain or barter
b. the item or items bargained or bartered
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political deal or bargain
[C12: ultimately from Latin decuria decury; related to Middle Low German dēker lot of ten hides]

dick•er1

(ˈdɪk ər)
v.i.
1. to bargain; haggle.
n.
2. a barter or swap.
[1795–1805; perhaps v. use of dicker2]

dick•er2

(ˈdɪk ər)

n.
the number or quantity ten, esp. of hides.
[1225–75; Middle English diker < Old French dacre, Medieval Latin dikeria; compare Latin decuria (see decurion)]

Dicker

 a lot of ten hides or skin, 1307; a package or lot of ten; a considerable number.
Examples: dicker of gloves, 1307; of hides [ten], 1307; of horseshoes, 1307; of kisses, 1602; of knives, 1553; of news, 1641; of wit, 1598.

dicker


Past participle: dickered
Gerund: dickering

Imperative
dicker
dicker
Present
I dicker
you dicker
he/she/it dickers
we dicker
you dicker
they dicker
Preterite
I dickered
you dickered
he/she/it dickered
we dickered
you dickered
they dickered
Present Continuous
I am dickering
you are dickering
he/she/it is dickering
we are dickering
you are dickering
they are dickering
Present Perfect
I have dickered
you have dickered
he/she/it has dickered
we have dickered
you have dickered
they have dickered
Past Continuous
I was dickering
you were dickering
he/she/it was dickering
we were dickering
you were dickering
they were dickering
Past Perfect
I had dickered
you had dickered
he/she/it had dickered
we had dickered
you had dickered
they had dickered
Future
I will dicker
you will dicker
he/she/it will dicker
we will dicker
you will dicker
they will dicker
Future Perfect
I will have dickered
you will have dickered
he/she/it will have dickered
we will have dickered
you will have dickered
they will have dickered
Future Continuous
I will be dickering
you will be dickering
he/she/it will be dickering
we will be dickering
you will be dickering
they will be dickering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dickering
you have been dickering
he/she/it has been dickering
we have been dickering
you have been dickering
they have been dickering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dickering
you will have been dickering
he/she/it will have been dickering
we will have been dickering
you will have been dickering
they will have been dickering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dickering
you had been dickering
he/she/it had been dickering
we had been dickering
you had been dickering
they had been dickering
Conditional
I would dicker
you would dicker
he/she/it would dicker
we would dicker
you would dicker
they would dicker
Past Conditional
I would have dickered
you would have dickered
he/she/it would have dickered
we would have dickered
you would have dickered
they would have dickered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dicker - negotiate the terms of an exchangedicker - negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"
negotiate, talk terms, negociate - discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"
chaffer, haggle, higgle, huckster - wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"

dicker

verb
To argue about the terms, as of a sale:
Translations

dicker

[ˈdɪkəʳ] VI
2. (US) (Comm) → regatear, cambalachear

dicker

vi (US) → feilschen
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Rex was home, at least until the next sucker spotted him and drove to the ramshackle house to dicker over the meaning of considerable dollars.
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