- (Now chiefly dialectal) Interest on money; usury; increase.
(third-person singular simple present ockers, present participle ockering, simple past and past participle ockered)
- (Now chiefly dialectal) To increase (in price); add to.
From Middle English ocker, oker, from Old Norse Ã³kr (“usury"), from Proto-Germanic *wÅkraz (“progeny, earnings, profit"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚weg- (“to add, increase"). More at oker.
- (slang, Australia) A boorish or uncultivated Australian.
(comparative more ocker, superlative most ocker)
- Pertaining to an ocker.
From Ocker, pet form of the name Oscar; popularised in a series of television sketches where the word was used as a general nickname.