to trade by bargaining, esp. on a small or petty scale; barter or haggle
Origin of dickerfrom dicker, ten, ten hides (as a unit of barter) from Middle English dycer, akin to Dutch daker, German decher, Danish deger, ultimately from Classical Latin decuria, a division of ten from decem, ten
the act of bargaining or haggling
Origin of dicker< dickerthe intransitive verb
intransitive verbdick·ered, dick·er·ing, dick·ers
To bargain; barter.
The act or process of bargaining.
Origin of dickerProbably 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&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.