Etymology
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eater (n.)

Old English etere "one who eats," especially a servant or retainer, agent noun from eat (v.)). From 17c. in compounds with various objects or substances eaten.

updated on July 30, 2014

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Definitions of eater from WordNet

eater (n.)
someone who consumes food for nourishment;
Synonyms: feeder
eater (n.)
any green goods that are good to eat;
these apples are good eaters
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