nicker

nicker
nicker1
/nik"euhr/, n.
a person or thing that nicks.
[1660-70; NICK + -ER1]
nicker2
/nik"euhr/, v.i., n. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1. neigh.
2. laugh; snicker.
[1785-95; appar. var. of nicher, neigher, freq. of NEIGH; see -ER6]
nicker3
/nik"euhr/, n., pl. nicker, nickers for 1.
1. Brit. Slang. one pound sterling.
2. Australian. money.
[1905-10; perh. special use of NICKER1]

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