dicker

Dicker \Dick"er\, n. [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}.] 1. The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A dicker of cowhides. --Heywood. [1913 Webster] 2. A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] For peddling dicker, not for honest sales. --Whittier. [1913 Webster]