drukkerin, drukkin, dukkering, drookerin verb fortune telling; reading palms: The next morning, the girls were going out drookerin – reading palms. 20-. etymology: from Romany dukker ‘to tell fortunes’; according to Hayward, in Romany it originally meant ‘to bewitch’; collected by EMcC/PS; attested by BS in TDITA, JS and SS note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the form Jadu kurrna ‘To bewitch’ from Continental gipsies.

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form Dúkker, v., ‘To tell fortunes, predict.’ from English Gypsies.

Form ‘drukkin’ attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) which he defines as ‘fortune-telling’.