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1. The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves. A dicker of cowhides. (Heywood)

2. A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker. For peddling dicker, not for honest sales. (Whittier)

Origin: also daker, dakir; akin to Icel. Dekr, dan. Deger, g. Decher; all prob. From LL. Dacra, dacrum, the number ten, akin to L. Decuria a division consisting of ten, fr. Decem ten. See ten.