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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dicker  \Dick"er\,  n.  [Also  daker,  dakir;  akin  to  Icel.  dekr, 
  Dan.  deger,  G.  decher;  all  prob.  from  LL  dacra,  dacrum,  the 
  number  ten  akin  to  L.  decuria  a  division  consisting  of  ten 
  fr  decem  ten  See  {Ten}.] 
  1.  The  number  or  quantity  of  ten  particularly  ten  hides  or 
  skins;  a  dakir;  as  a  dicker  of  gloves.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  dicker  of  cowhides.  --Heywood. 
 
  2.  A  chaffering,  barter,  or  exchange,  of  small  wares;  as  to 
  make  a  dicker.  [U.S.] 
 
  For  peddling  dicker,  not  for  honest  sales. 
  --Whittier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dicker  \Dick"er\,  v.  i.  &  t. 
  To  negotiate  a  dicker;  to  barter.  [U.S.]  ``Ready  to  dicker. 
  and  to  swap.''  --Cooper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dicker 
  v  :  bargain  or  wrangle  (over  a  price,  terms  of  an  agreement, 
  etc.);  "Let's  not  haggle  over  a  few  dollars"  [syn:  {haggle}, 
  {higgle},  {chaffer},  {huckster}] 




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