1. a thief, a cheat, a confidence trickster.
|Jackson’s Recantation in Old Bk Collector’s Misc. 21: I was generally known as an expert Nicker.|
|Compleat Gamester Preface: If out, he raps out Oaths I dare not tell, Hot, piping out, and newly come from Hell, Old Nick o’re-hearing, by a Palming-trick Secures the Gamester; thus the Nickers nickt.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 25 Oct. 1/3: [headline] The Nicker Nicked.|
|Dick Temple III 11: Look here, Bobby Nicker, [...] you say that you have been in the coop as many times as I have.|
|A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 56: A. Mutt the daring phone nicker.|
|Gun in My Hand 10: Hunka who always carried a B.S.A. spanner, the nicker’s tool is best.|
|1985 (1980) 147: Alwyn [...] looked sympathetic, a sly nicker himself probably.|
2. (Aus.) a child.
|We Bushies 88: I was just a nicker when these lanterns used to flicker.|