intr.v. dick·ered, dick·er·ing, dick·ers
To bargain; barter.
The act or process of bargaining.
[Probably from dicker, a quantity of ten, ten hides, from Middle English diker, perhaps from Old English *dicor, from Latin decuria, set of ten, from decem, ten; see dek in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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