walker

walker

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English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔːkə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English walkere (one who walks, traveller), equivalent to walk +‎ -er.

Noun

walker (plural walkers)

  1. The agent noun of to walk: a person who walks or a thing which walks, especially a pedestrian or a participant in a walking race.
    • 2005, Carlo De Vito, 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me: Life Lessons from a Man's Best Friend (page 88)
      We hired a walker for the dogs during the day.
  2. A walking frame.
    Synonyms: walking frame, Zimmer frame
  3. (often in the plural) A shoe designed for comfortable walking. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A zombie.
  5. A male escort who accompanies a woman to an event.
    • 1981, Spare rib: Volumes 108-119
      Women at the top — Lady Di and Nancy Reagan in particular — apparently have 'walkers' — men to escort them on public and private occasions providing a respectable cover, while the male who is their sexual partner is off on more pressing business.
    • 1984, Clemens David Heymann, Poor little rich girl: the life and legend of Barbara Hutton
      In the vernacular of the trade, he was what is commonly known as "a walker" — an entertaining male escort who is usually sexually unthreatening []
    • 2007, The Walker (film about a male escort)
  6. A gressorial bird.
  7. (law) A forester.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere (one who fulls cloth), equivalent to walk (to full) +‎ -er.

Noun

walker (plural walkers)

  1. A person who walks (or waulks) cloth, that is, who fulls it.
Translations

Further reading

  • walker on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • walker (mobility) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • rewalk

Cebuano

Etymology

From English walker, from Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere.

Noun

walker

  1. (slang) a prostitute

Manx

Etymology

walk (waulk, full, tuck) +‎ -er

Noun

walker m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. tucker

Synonyms

  • walkeyder

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