Etymology
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stalker (n.)

early 15c., "a poacher;" also "one who prowls for purposes of theft" (c. 1500), agent noun from stalk (v.1). Meaning "obsessive harasser" is from early 1990s.

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Definitions of stalker

stalker (n.)
someone who walks with long stiff strides;
stalker (n.)
someone who stalks game;
stalker (n.)
someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions;
Synonyms: prowler / sneak
From wordnet.princeton.edu