Colloquial southern English term for one or more pounds sterling - the plural form is not inflected - "Lend us twenty nicker, mum, I'm going down the dogs tonight."

Nick"er (?), n. [From Nick, v.t.]

1.

One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with half-pence.

[Cant]

Arbuthnot.

2.

The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.

 

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