Word of the Day: shicker

shicker (SHIK-uhr)

noun: a drunkard; alcoholic liquor
adjective: drunk
verb intransitive: to drink or to get drunk

From Yiddish shiker, from Hebrew shikkor, from shakar (to be drunk).
Earliest documented use: 1892.

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“Do you think I’m shicker?”
“Right now I would say yes. After four drinks, yes.”
Dan Pope; In the Cherry Tree; Picador; 2003.

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