ster

abbreviation

Definition of ster


-ster

noun combining form

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 English Language Learners


-ster

noun combining form

Definition of -ster for English Language Learners

  • : someone who does or handles or operates something

  • : someone who makes or uses something

  • : someone who is associated with or participates in something


-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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