gaug·​er ˈgā-jər How to pronounce gauger (audio)
: one that gauges
chiefly British : an exciseman who inspects dutiable bulk goods

Word History


Middle English, "officer who measures casks of wine to be sure that they contain a standard amount," borrowed from Anglo-French gaugeour, from gauger "to gauge entry 2" + -our -er entry 2

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gauger was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gauger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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