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webster (n.)

"a weaver," Old English webbestre "a female weaver," from web (q.v.) + fem. suffix -ster. Noah Webster's dictionary, typically American and execrable for etymology, was first published 1828.

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Definitions of webster

Webster (n.)
English playwright (1580-1625);
Synonyms: John Webster
Webster (n.)
United States politician and orator (1782-1817);
Synonyms: Daniel Webster
Webster (n.)
United States lexicographer (1758-1843);
Synonyms: Noah Webster
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