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Meaning of dicker

dick•er

Pronunciation: (dik'ur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to deal, swap, or trade with petty bargaining; bargain; haggle.
  2. to barter.
  3. to try to arrange matters by mutual bargaining: They dickered for hours over some of the finer points of the contract.
—n.
  1. a petty bargain.
  2. a barter or swap.
  3. an item or goods bartered or swapped.
  4. a deal, esp. a political deal.

dick•er

Pronunciation: (dik'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. the number or quantity ten, esp. a lot of ten hides or skins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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