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nicker

2 [nik-er]
verb (used without object), noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
2.
laugh; snicker.

Origin:
1785–95; apparently variant of nicher, neigher, frequentative of neigh; see -er6

nicker

3 [nik-er]
noun, plural nickerer, nickers for 1.
1.
British Slang. one pound sterling.
2.
Australian. money.

Origin:
1905–10; perhaps special use of nicker1

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nicker1 (ˈnɪkə)
 
vb
1.  (of a horse) to neigh softly
2.  to laugh quietly; snigger
 
[C18: perhaps from neigh]

nicker2 (ˈnɪkə)
 
n , pl -er
slang (Brit) a pound sterling
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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nicker
"to neigh," 1774, of imitative origin (see neigh).
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Birds chatter among the rafters and horses nicker from stall to stall.
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