dexter

adjective
dex·​ter | \ ˈdek-stər How to pronounce dexter (audio) \

Definition of dexter

1 : relating to or situated on the right
2 : being or relating to the side of a heraldic shield at the right of the person bearing it

Other Words from dexter

dexter adverb

First Known Use of dexter

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dexter

Latin; akin to Old High German zeso situated on the right, Greek dexios

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The first known use of dexter was in 1562

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“Dexter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dexter. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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dexter

adjective
dex·​ter | \ ˈdek-stər How to pronounce dexter (audio) \

Medical Definition of dexter

: relating to or situated on the right the dexter wing of a fowl

Other Words from dexter

dexter adverb

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