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Related to dickering: higgling
intr.v. dick·ered, dick·er·ing, dick·ers
To bargain; barter.
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.]
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1. (Commerce) to trade (goods) by bargaining; barter
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to negotiate a political deal
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]
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1. to bargain; haggle.n.
2. a barter or swap.
[1795–1805; perhaps v. use of dicker2]
the number or quantity ten, esp. of hides.
[1225–75; Middle English diker < Old French dacre, Medieval Latin dikeria; compare Latin decuria (see decurion)]
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Dickera 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.
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Past participle: dickered
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|Verb||1.||dicker - 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"
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