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fortune–teller

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noun for·tune–tell·er \-ˌte-lər\

Simple Definition of fortune–teller

  • : a person who claims to use special powers to tell what will happen to someone in the future : a person who tells people's fortunes

Full Definition of fortune–teller

  1. :  one that professes to foretell future events

for·tune–tell·ing play \-liŋ\ noun or adjective

1590

First Known Use of fortune–teller

1590

Rhymes with fortune–teller


FORTUNE–TELLER Defined for Kids

fortune–teller

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noun for·tune–tell·er \ˈfȯr-chən-ˌte-lər\

Definition of fortune–teller

  1. :  a person who claims to foretell future events




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