agin·​ner | \ əˈginə(r) \
variants: or less commonly agin'er
plural aginners also agin'ers; plural -s

Definition of aginner

: one who opposes change Donald was a saturnine, unrelenting iconoclast, a north-country agin’er from the get-go—about politics, religion, social norms, and what have you.— Edward Hoagland, Harper’s, October 2000

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First Known Use of aginner

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aginner

agin entry 2 + -er entry 2

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“Aginner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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