Etymology
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whicker (v.)

1650s, "snigger," imitative (compare snicker). As imitative of a sound made by a horse, from 1753. As the sound of something beating the air, from 1920. Related: Whickered; whickering.

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Definitions of whicker
1
whicker (v.)
make a characteristic sound, of a horse;
Synonyms: neigh / nicker / whinny
2
whicker (n.)
the characteristic sounds made by a horse;
Synonyms: neigh / nicker / whinny
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