What does kicker mean?

Definitions for kicker
ˈkɪk ərkick·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word kicker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kickernoun

    a player who kicks the football


  1. Kickernoun

    Hence: An unforeseen added expense or additional cost; as, the printer was cheap, but the special paper it needed was an expensive kicker.


  1. kickernoun

    One who kicks.

  2. kickernoun

    One who takes kicks.

  3. kickernoun

    The kicking strap.

  4. kickernoun

    An outboard motor.

  5. kickernoun

    An unexpected situation or detail.

    John wants to climb the wall, but the kicker is that it is thirty feet tall.

  6. kickernoun

    An enticement for investors, e.g. warranty added to the investment contract.

  7. kickernoun

    An unpaired card which is part of a pair, two pair, or three of a kind poker hand.

    Jill's hand was two pair, aces and sevens, with a king kicker.

  8. kickernoun

    A particular type of resident of Texas who is associated with country/western attire, attitudes and/or philosophy.

  9. kickernoun

    The last paragraph or two of a story.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Kickernoun

    One who strikes with his foot.

    Etymology: from kick.


  1. kicker

    A kicker is commonly referred as a term used in multiple fields with varying meanings. 1. In sports, such as football or rugby, a kicker is a player specifically responsible for kicking the ball. 2. In poker, a kicker is a card that does not itself take part in determining the rank of the hand, but may be used to break ties between hands of the same rank. 3. In journalism, a kicker is the final sentence or concluding part of a news article or story which aims to leave a strong impression. 4. In finance, a kicker is an additional bonus or benefit that becomes available once a certain threshold or goal is reached. 5. In construction or engineering, a kicker is a small preliminary piece of work or structure installed to stabilize or provide a guide for subsequent work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kickernoun

    one who, or that which, kicks


  1. Kicker

    kicker Sportmagazin is Germany's leading sports magazine and is focused primarily on football. The magazine was founded in 1920 by German football pioneer Walther Bensemann and is published twice a week, usually Monday and Thursday, in Nuremberg. The Monday edition sells an average of 240,000 copies, while the Thursday edition has an average circulation of about 220,000 copies. The magazine also publishes a yearbook, the kicker Almanach. It was first published from 1937 to 1942, and then continuously from 1959 to date.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Kicker

    An Americanism for one who at a public meeting objects to a proposal.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kicker is ranked #71265 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kicker surname appeared 274 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kicker.

    95.9% or 263 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kicker in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kicker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of kicker in a Sentence

  1. Michael McCarthy:

    There is a clear bias to the upside with the supply restrictions, and there's a much-better-than-expected demand picture after the recent China and U.S. PMI numbers, along with a potential kicker from any U.S.-China trade agreement.

  2. Carli Lloyd:

    I know that there's probably some players and people and everybody around the globe thinking this is the craziest thing, but then I also see it from the one perspective of maybe this is kind of something that's going to break down some barriers and give people, women especially, the confidence to know that maybe they can be a part of any NFL team as a kicker.

  3. Michael McCarthy:

    And there's a much-better-than-expected demand picture after the recent China and U.S. PMI numbers, along with a potential kicker from any U.S.-China trade agreement.

  4. Ivan Glasenberg:

    The world was bearish in 2003, and then suddenly the big kicker came. We had weak commodity prices and within two, three months, suddenly the market turned.

  5. Aaron Grehan:

    The price that KMG paid for its debt is what really got people excited -- that gave a significant kicker to many funds that were invested.

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