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Definitions of clicker

clicker (ˈklɪkə



  1. a person or thing that clicks
  2. (informal) a foreman in a shoe factory or printing works

click (klɪk



  1. a short light often metallic sound
    1. the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
    2. the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
  2. (phonetics) any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
  3. (US & and Canadian, slang) a kilometre
  4. (computing) an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse



  1. to make or cause to make a clicking sound   ⇒  ■ to click one's heels
  2. (usually followed by on) (computing) to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
  3. (intransitive) (slang) to be a great success   ⇒  ■ that idea really clicked
  4. (intransitive) (informal) to become suddenly clear   ⇒  ■ it finally clicked when her name was mentioned
  5. (intransitive) (slang) to go or fit together with ease   ⇒  ■ they clicked from their first meeting

Derived Forms

ˈclicker  noun

Word Origin

C17: of imitative origin


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