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
References in classic literature ?
A gentleman who had come twice before to dicker for me, without result, or indeed any approach to a result, came again.
“Why part cash and part dicker. I sold out to a Pumfietman who was so’thin’ forehanded.
Now, if I can put through that dicker with Caswell's six horses--say, I just got onto that horse-buyer to-day.
Tamoszius had tried to explain to Jurgis what it was all about, but Jurgis, who was not of an imaginative turn, had never quire got it straight; at present he was content with his companion's explanation that the Socialists were the enemies of American institutions--could not be bought, and would not combine or make any sort of a "dicker." Mike Scully was very much worried over the opportunity which his last deal gave to them--the stockyards Democrats were furious at the idea of a rich capitalist for their candidate, and while they were changing they might possibly conclude that a Socialist firebrand was preferable to a Republican bum.
Momaya was dispatched for the fire, and while she was away Mbonga dickered with Bukawai about the price.
KILMARNOCK LAURENTIU BRANESCU 6 STEPHEN O'DONNELL 6 STUART FINDLAY 7 KIRK BROADFOOT 4 NIKO HAMALAINEN 7 ALAN POWER 8 GARY DICKER 7 CHRIS BURKE 6 MOHAMED EL MAKRINI 6 LIAM MILLAR 6 EAMONN BROPHY 6 SUBS: Alex Bruce 6 (Broadfoot 36), Rory McKenzie 3 (Miller 70), Dom Thomas 1 (Brophy 85).
Gary Dicker is hoping Kilmarnock can put their summer strife behind them by extending an impressive league run against Rangers.
Kilmarnock skipper Gary Dicker insists the players and staff are united following their dismal European display.
KILMARNOCK captain Gary Dicker has described as "a disgrace" following up a recordbreaking season with the club's worst performance of all time.
GARY DICKER last night slammed referee Greg Aitken for failing to fully punish Alfredo Morelos and Connor Goldson and says officials lack the bottle to give decisions against Rangers at Ibrox.
Sonwalkar then invited to the stage panelists Jill Feblowitz, Brad Bradshaw, and Derek Dicker, with each providing brief introductory remarks.
Seething Steve Clarke accused Willie Collum of handing Hearts three points with the controversial straight red for Gary Dicker.