whicker(redirected from whickering)
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intr.v. whick·ered, whick·er·ing, whick·ers
(Zoology) (intr) (of a horse) to whinny or neigh; nicker
[C17: of imitative origin]
whick•er(ˈʰwɪk ər, ˈwɪk-)
v.i. Chiefly New Eng. and South Atlantic States.
1. to whinny; neigh.n.
2. a whinny; neigh.
[1650–60; whick- (compare Old English hwicung squeaking, said of mice) + -er6]
whicker- To utter a half-suppressed laugh.
See also related terms for utter.
Past participle: whickered
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|Noun||1.||whicker - the characteristic sounds made by a horse|
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
|Verb||1.||whicker - make a characteristic sound, of a horse|