comforter

noun

com·​fort·​er ˈkəm(p)-fər-tər How to pronounce comforter (audio)
ˈkəm(p)-fə-tər
1
a
capitalized : holy spirit
b
: one that gives comfort
2
a
: a long narrow usually knitted neck scarf
b
: a thick bed covering made of two layers of cloth containing a filling (such as down)

Examples of comforter in a Sentence

He was her longtime confidant and comforter.
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Word History

Etymology

Middle English confortour, comfortour, borrowed from Anglo-French confortur, comfortour, from conforter, comforter "to strengthen spiritually, comfort entry 1" + -ur, -our -er entry 2

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of comforter was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Comforter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comforter. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

comforter

noun
com·​fort·​er ˈkəm(p)-fə(r)t-ər How to pronounce comforter (audio)
1
: one that gives comfort
2
: a long narrow neck scarf
3

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