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warder

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noun ward·er \ˈwȯr-dər\

Definition of warder

  1. 1 :  watchman, porter

  2. 2 British a :  warden b :  a prison guard



Origin of warder

Middle English, from Anglo-French wardere, from warde


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with warder


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warder

noun war·der

Definition of warder

  1. :  a truncheon used by a king or commander in chief to signal orders



Origin of warder

Middle English, staff, perhaps from warden to ward


First Known Use: circa 1548



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