whicker

whicker

[hwik-er, wik-] Chiefly New England and South Atlantic States.
verb (used without object)
1.
to whinny; neigh.
noun
2.
a whinny; neigh.

Origin:
1650–60; whick- (compare Old English hwicung squeaking, said of mice) + -er6; akin to German wiehern to neigh

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whicker (ˈwɪkə)
 
vb
(intr) (of a horse) to whinny or neigh; nicker
 
[C17: of imitative origin]

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