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Definition of -STER
What does -STER mean?
- Someone who is, or who is associated with, or who does something specified.
- synonym: -er
- [humorous, sometimes, offensive] A diminutive appended to a person's name.
- synonym: -or
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by John Collinson Nesfield
Thus spin-ster means lit. " a female spinner." See § 476 (2). Widower : the suffix - er (Old Eng. -ere) denoted male agent. The old Masc. form was widuw-a, and the old Fem. widuw-c. See § 476 (1). But in Mid. Eng. the ending -a was levelled to ...
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