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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
References in classic literature ?
Momaya was dispatched for the fire, and while she was away Mbonga dickered with Bukawai about the price.
THE OLD MAN and I had dickered hard over the "considerable dollars" price tag and I thought I had won hands down, but I soon learned I had been out of my league and that the man was anything but the boozy bumpkin I'd labeled him.
It's not much different at the county level, where the Board of Supervisors dickered while the public health system was becoming overwhelmed by 2.