1. (UK Und., also flickery) a glassful of alcohol; thus rum flicker, a large glass; queer flicker, an ordinary glass.
|Canting Academy (2nd edn).|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Flicker, c. a Drinking Glass [...] Rum Flicker, c. A large Glass or Rummer, Queer Flicker, c. a green or ordinary Glass.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Rambler’s Mag. 1 Mar. 132: Give me a tumbler of flickery and put a steel bar in it (that is a pint of sherry and a quartern of gin, to make it palatable).|
|Commercial Advertiser (N.Y.) 1 Feb. 2/3: After roystering at the Theatre, they broomed to a neighboring bousing ken [...] one told the landlord to flick him some panea and cassan, [...] while the others commenced smashing the flickers and glims.|
|Modern Flash Dict. n.p.: Flicker, a drinking glass.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.|
2. (US) a state of tipsiness.
|Judge (NY) 91 July-Dec. 31: Flicker - a little wee 'bun'.|