Etymology
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whistler (n.)

Old English hwistlere "piper," literally "whistler," agent noun from hwistlian (see whistle (v.)).

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Definitions of whistler
1
whistler (n.)
someone who makes a loud high sound;
whistler (n.)
large North American mountain marmot;
Synonyms: hoary marmot / whistling marmot / Marmota caligata
whistler (n.)
large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions;
Synonyms: goldeneye / Bucephela clangula
whistler (n.)
Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call;
Synonyms: thickhead
2
Whistler (n.)
United States painter (1834-1903);
Synonyms: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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