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ster

abbreviation

Definition of ster




-ster

noun combining form

Simple Definition of -ster

  • : someone who does or handles or operates something

  • : someone who makes or uses something

  • : someone who is associated with or participates in something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -ster

  1. 1 :  one that does or handles or operates <spinster> <tapster> <teamster>

  2. 2 :  one that makes or uses <songster>

  3. 3 :  one that is associated with or participates in <gamester> <gangster>

  4. 4 :  one that is <youngster>

Origin and Etymology of -ster

Middle English, from Old English -estre female agent; akin to Middle Dutch -ster


-STER Defined for Kids

-ster

noun suffix \stər\

Definition of -ster for Students

  1. 1 :  someone who does or handles or operates

  2. 2 :  someone who makes or uses <songster>

  3. 3 :  someone who is associated with or takes part in <gangster>

  4. 4 :  someone who is <youngster>




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