webster

webster

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English

Etymology

From Middle English webster, from Old English webbestre, feminine form of webba (weaver). Compare web, weave, and -ster.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɛbstə/

Noun

webster (plural websters)

  1. (now historical) A weaver (originally, specifically female).
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 242:
      A Derbyshire webster who proposed to cure a lunatic with a paper charm in the reign of Charles I demanded £3 down, and £3 more when the patient was cured.

Anagrams

  • bestrew, brewest

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • webestere, webbester, webstere, webstar, webstare

Etymology

From Old English webbestre; equivalent to webbe +‎ -ster.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɛb(ə)stər/

Noun

webster (plural websters)

  1. weaver
Synonyms
  • webbe
  • webber
  • wever

Descendants

  • English: webster
  • Scots: wabster

References

  • “webbester(e (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-23.

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