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nicker 1

Pronunciation: /ˈnikər/

verb

[no object]
(Of a horse) give a soft, low, breathy whinny.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

A nickering sound.
Example sentences
  • He had a low-pitched nicker that touched my heart.
  • He returned the sound with a nicker of his own and pressed eagerly against the door of his stall.
  • She gave a little nicker and pranced playfully back and forth in front of us.

Origin

Late 16th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with nicker

bicker, clicker, dicker, flicker, kicker, liquor, picker, pricker, shicker, slicker, snicker, sticker, ticker, tricker, vicar, whicker, Wicca, wicker

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Syllabification: nick·er

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There are 2 main definitions of nicker in English:

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nicker 2

Pronunciation: /ˈnikər/

noun (plural same)

British informal

Origin

Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: nick·er

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