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nicher Line breaks: nicher
Pronunciation: /ˈnɪxə/

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Scottish

Definition of nicher in English:

verb

[no object]
(Of a horse) give a soft breathy whinny: the foal nichered
More example sentences
  • Lord Randal's steed he nicher'd loud.
  • The horses in the Stable at the further side of the Farm Stead nichered with patriotic applause.
  • A horse, or something in its shape, rose from among the reeds and nichered.

noun

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A soft whinnying sound: the beast gave a low nicher of welcome
More example sentences
  • He desired that the people of Scotland should be relieved of the Pom Sillar, threatening, if refused, that his horse should give three nichers!
  • She trotted up behind her and gave a soft nicher.
  • Jack replies with that sort of noise which in a man would be called a chuckle, but which in his is called a nicher.

Origin

Late 17th century: imitative.

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