dicker VERB 1) engage in petty argument or bargaining. 2) toy or fiddle with something.
ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete dicker «set of ten hides», used as a unit of trade, from Latin decem 'ten' .

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  • Dicker — ist der Name folgender Personen: Cintia Dicker (* 1986), brasilianisches Model Friedl Dicker Brandeis (1898–1944; gebürtig Friedl Dicker), österreichische Malerin, Kunsthandwerkerin und Innenarchitektin Gary Dicker (* 1986), irischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dicker — Dick er, n. [Also daker, dakir; akin to Icel. dekr, Dan. deger, G. decher; all prob. from LL. dacra, dacrum, the number ten, akin to L. decuria a division consisting of ten, fr. decem ten. See {Ten}.] 1. The number or quantity of ten,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dicker — Dick er, v. i. & t. To negotiate a dicker; to barter. [U.S.] Ready to dicker. and to swap. Cooper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dicker — dick·er / di kər/ vi dick·ered, dick·er·ing: to seek to arrive at a workable and agreeable arrangement by negotiating and haggling Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. dicker …   Law dictionary

  • dicker — ☆ dicker [dik′ər ] vi. [< dicker, ten, ten hides (as a unit of barter) < ME dycer, akin to Du daker, Ger decher, Dan deger, ult. < L decuria, a division of ten < decem, TEN] to trade by bargaining, esp. on a small or petty scale;… …   English World dictionary

  • dicker — (v.) haggle, bargain in a petty way, 1802, Amer.Eng., perhaps from dicker (n.) a unit or package of tens, especially hides (attested from late 13c.), perhaps from L. decuria parcel of ten (supposedly a unit of barter on the Roman frontier; Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dicker — Dicker, Gewicht, nach welchem in Großbritannien Häute verkauft werden, 1 D. = 10 Stück, 20 D. = 1 Last …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dicker — [v] bargain; argue about barter, buy and sell, chaffer, cut a deal*, haggle*, hammer out a deal*, huckster*, negotiate, palter, trade, work out a deal*; concepts 46,330 Ant. agree …   New thesaurus

  • dicker — v. to dicker for; with * * * [ dɪkə] with to dicker for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dicker — dick|er [ˈdıkə US ər] v [i]informal especially AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from dicker group of ten (animal skins) (11 19 centuries) (from the exchanging of skins for other goods)] to argue about or discuss the details of a sale,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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