hater

noun

hat·​er ˈhā-tər How to pronounce hater (audio)
plural haters
1
: a person who hates someone or something
a hater of spinach
Instrumental in the growing anti-disco movement was Steve Dahl, a Chicago disc jockey and fervent disco haterPeter Braunstein
His vision of the computerized society becomes astoundingly apocalyptic, and even the most confirmed hater of bits and bytes will find some of his fears hard to take seriously.James Gleick
sometimes used in combination
a man-hater
Storm … might seem to provide ammunition to those who see Strindberg as a woman-hater.Michael Billington
2
informal : a person who actively and aggressively criticizes and disparages something or someone (such as a celebrity or public figure)
… throughout the campaign has demonstrated that he not only doesn't mind yapping with haters and detractors but actually seems to enjoy it.Matt Taibbi
There are a lot of haters out there who want you to screw up, so you have to check yourself.Randy Moss
Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to getting attacked on Twitter. She also knows how to deal with her haters in the perfect way.Allyson Koerner

Examples of hater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Saturday, June 1, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe celebrated the first day of Pride Month with an Instagram post nodding to her past comments about sexuality and gender — and another one dedicated to her haters. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 Guyer head coach Keith Medford said his team fought through the haters and naysayers to get back to grandest stage in high school softball. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 May 2024 Your biggest haters are often your biggest fans, and few people know that better than Lay Bankz. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 16 May 2024 Chris Hemsworth isn’t pleased with Marvel’s haters, including Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hater 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Hater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hater. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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