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shicer

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌɪsə
 
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Definition of shicer in English:

noun

Australian /NZ informal , dated
1A worthless thing or person, especially a swindler.
1.1 Mining An unproductive claim or mine.
Example sentences
  • The unsuccessful diggers would declare their holes blanks, duffers, or shicers, and dedicate them to the Queen.
  • To keep friends with such a cast of mind, whose motto is Nelson's, you must do your duty; never mind if you sink a shicer, bottom your shaft any how.
  • I think the practical miner, who had been hard at work night and day, for the last four or six months, and, after all, had just bottomed a shicer, objected to the tax itself, because he could not possibly afford to pay it.

Origin

mid 19th century: from German Scheisser 'contemptible person'.

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