drogher

noun dro·gher \ ˈdrōgə(r) \

Definition of drogher

plural -s
1 : a sailing barge used in the West Indian coastal trade especially in the Gulf of Paria
2 : a clumsy cargo boat especially of coasting type
  • a pulpwood drogher lumbering up the tide-torn river
  • —S. W. Dean & Marguerite Marshall
3 : carrier, porter
  • one of our best and most reliable droghers had brought his woman along to carry rations and dunnage
  • —P. A. Zahl

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Origin and Etymology of drogher

Dutch droger (formerly spelled drogher), literally, drier (i.e., of herring), from drogen to dry (from droog dry, from Middle Dutch drōge) + -er


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