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intr.v. nick·ered, nick·er·ing, nick·ers
To neigh softly.
[Perhaps alteration of neigher, nicher, frequentative of neigh.]
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1. (of a horse) to neigh softly
2. to laugh quietly; snigger
[C18: perhaps from neigh]
n, pl -er
slang Brit a pound sterling
[C20: of unknown origin]
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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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Past participle: nickered
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|Noun||1.||nicker - the characteristic sounds made by a horse|
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
|Verb||1.||nicker - make a characteristic sound, of a horse|
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n pl <-> (Brit inf: = pound) 50 nicker → 50 Eier (sl)
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