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Necked vs Necker - What's the difference?

necked | necker |

As an adjective necked

is (in combination) having some specific type of neck.

As a verb necked

is (neck).

As a noun necker is

neckerchief, especially from the scouts or necker can be someone who kisses; a kisser or necker can be someone or something with a certain type of neck.




  • (in combination) Having some specific type of neck
  • (nautical, archaic, of a treenail) Cracked.
  • Derived terms

    * black-necked screamer * grey-necked wood rail * pencil-necked * ring-necked parakeet * side-necked turtle * snake-necked turtle * stiff-necked * yellow-necked mouse


  • (neck)
  • necker


    Etymology 1

    Shortening of neckerchief


    (en noun)
  • neckerchief, especially from the Scouts
  • Etymology 2

    From the verb neck


    (en noun)
  • Someone who kisses; a kisser
  • * 2008 , Don Malarkey, ?Bob Welch, Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II
  • *:We all ate at the Liberty Grill, and then Bernice and I drove her family's Pontiac upriver, to a hill overlooking Tongue Point, where plenty of neckers were fogging up the windows.
  • Etymology 3

    From the noun neck


    (en noun)
  • someone or something with a certain type of neck.