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.]


The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves.


A dicker of cowhides. Heywood.


A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker.


For peddling dicker, not for honest sales. Whittier.


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Dick"er, v. i. & t.

To negotiate a dicker; to barter.

[U.S.] "Ready to dicker. and to swap."



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