(Of a horse) give a soft breathy whinny.
- Suddenly, a bright flash of blue illuminated the stable house and the horses were nickering and neighing.
- The horses in the paddocks were whinnying and nickering, and our mares called out in response.
- Her horse nickered lightly, the lips moving silently.
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Late 16th century: imitative.
Words that rhyme with nickerbicker, clicker, dicker, flicker, kicker, liquor, picker, pricker, shicker, slicker, snicker, sticker, ticker, tricker, vicar, whicker, Wicca, wicker
noun (plural same)British informal
A pound sterling: a hundred and twenty nicker
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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