Definition of Meistersinger
plural Meistersinger or Meistersingers
: a member of any of various German guilds formed chiefly in the 15th and 16th centuries by workingmen and craftsmen for the cultivation of poetry and music
Origin of meistersinger
German, from Middle High German, from meister master + singer singer
First Known Use: 1818
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