Definition of nicher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɪxə/

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[no object]
(Of a horse) give a soft breathy whinny: the foal nichered
More example sentences
  • He's an auld horse that winna nicher when he sees corn.
  • The horse nichered wi' fear and tried to wheel.
  • A horse, or something in its shape, rose from among the reeds and nichered.


A soft whinnying sound: the beast gave a low nicher of welcome
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  • The nicher o' a horse drew our attention.
  • She gied a queer nicher and a paw wi' her fore foot, and bolted into the water.
  • Jack replies with that sort of noise which in a man would be called a chuckle, but which in his is called a nicher.


Late 17th century: imitative.

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