Etymology
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speller (n.)

c. 1200, "a preacher;" mid-15c. apparently in the sense "a person who reads letter by letter;" 1864 of a book to teach orthography. Agent noun from spell (v.1).

updated on November 06, 2013

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Definitions of speller from WordNet

speller (n.)
someone who spells words;
Synonyms: good speller / poor speller
speller (n.)
an introductory textbook to teach spelling;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.