Definition of dicker verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dicker

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dicker
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkər//
 
he / she / it dickers
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkərz//
 
past simple dickered
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkərd//
 
past participle dickered
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkərd//
 
-ing form dickering
BrE BrE//ˈdɪkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪkərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] dicker (with somebody) (over something) (especially North American English) to argue about or discuss something with somebody, especially in order to agree on a price synonym bargain Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally US): perhaps from obsolete dicker ‘set of ten (hides)’, used as a unit of trade, based on Latin decem ‘ten’.
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