nicker

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nick·er

 (nĭk′ər)
intr.v. nick·ered, nick·er·ing, nick·ers
To neigh softly.

[Perhaps alteration of neigher, nicher, frequentative of neigh.]

nick′er n.
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nicker

(ˈnɪkə)
vb (intr)
1. (of a horse) to neigh softly
2. to laugh quietly; snigger
[C18: perhaps from neigh]

nicker

(ˈnɪkə)
n, pl -er
slang Brit a pound sterling
[C20: of unknown origin]
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neigh

(neɪ)
n.
1. the complex, high-pitched, snorting sound of a horse.
v.i.
2. to utter such a sound.
[before 1000; Middle English ney(gh)en, Old English hnǣgan, c. Middle Dutch neyen, Old High German hneigen, Old Norse hneggja]
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nicker


Past participle: nickered
Gerund: nickering

Imperative
nicker
nicker
Present
I nicker
you nicker
he/she/it nickers
we nicker
you nicker
they nicker
Preterite
I nickered
you nickered
he/she/it nickered
we nickered
you nickered
they nickered
Present Continuous
I am nickering
you are nickering
he/she/it is nickering
we are nickering
you are nickering
they are nickering
Present Perfect
I have nickered
you have nickered
he/she/it has nickered
we have nickered
you have nickered
they have nickered
Past Continuous
I was nickering
you were nickering
he/she/it was nickering
we were nickering
you were nickering
they were nickering
Past Perfect
I had nickered
you had nickered
he/she/it had nickered
we had nickered
you had nickered
they had nickered
Future
I will nicker
you will nicker
he/she/it will nicker
we will nicker
you will nicker
they will nicker
Future Perfect
I will have nickered
you will have nickered
he/she/it will have nickered
we will have nickered
you will have nickered
they will have nickered
Future Continuous
I will be nickering
you will be nickering
he/she/it will be nickering
we will be nickering
you will be nickering
they will be nickering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nickering
you have been nickering
he/she/it has been nickering
we have been nickering
you have been nickering
they have been nickering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nickering
you will have been nickering
he/she/it will have been nickering
we will have been nickering
you will have been nickering
they will have been nickering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nickering
you had been nickering
he/she/it had been nickering
we had been nickering
you had been nickering
they had been nickering
Conditional
I would nicker
you would nicker
he/she/it would nicker
we would nicker
you would nicker
they would nicker
Past Conditional
I would have nickered
you would have nickered
he/she/it would have nickered
we would have nickered
you would have nickered
they would have nickered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nicker - the characteristic sounds made by a horsenicker - the characteristic sounds made by a horse
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.nicker - make a characteristic sound, of a horse
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
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Translations

nicker

[ˈnɪkəʳ] N (Brit) → libra f esterlina
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nicker

n pl <-> (Brit inf: = pound) 50 nicker50 Eier (sl)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Cows stood placidly along a rail fence; horses nickered across the pasture, brown coats gleaming in the sun.
He kept pace, his ears forward and eyes watching you as he nickered. Then tail high, loping, he circled into the pasture, then back to the fence.