Definition of shicker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHikər/
(also shikker) US & Australian/New Zealand informal


(also shickered /-ərd/, shikkered) [predicative]
Drunk: they got shickered, talked cars and deals
More example sentences
  • Every year on Robbie Burns Night, 25 January, the clans gather to pay homage to both the carousing poet and the humble haggis and to get gloriously shikkered on Glenfiddich whisky.
  • He goes off every day, and comes in every night after closing time, shikkered up.
  • Sounds like a perfect birthday for someone like yourself… and I'd never have the guts to talk with the chef, shickered or not.


A drunk.
Example sentences
  • For this album, a tribute to the alleged shikkers of yore, London assembled a superstar ensemble of brass players from the world's top klezmer bands, including members of the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Naftule's Dream and KlezMs.
  • This is reinforced by the well-known Yiddish proverb, ‘The shikker [drunk] is a goy.’
  • Unfortunately, the baker in question was apparently something of a shikker, and this is the cake that actually ended up on display at the reception…


Late 19th century: from Yiddish shiker, from Hebrew šikkōr, from šākar 'be drunk'.

Words that rhyme with shicker

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

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Syllabification: shick·er

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