hoarder

noun
hoard·​er | \ ˈhȯr-dər How to pronounce hoarder (audio) \
plural hoarders

Definition of hoarder

: a person or animal that hoards We love shopping, and logically so: we're planners and hoarders, and by stocking up on available goods now, we can weather lean times tomorrow.— Natalie Angier specifically : a person with hoarding disorder She is someone who buys too much and doesn't throw anything away, even as the stuff piles up and impedes normal life—the textbook definition of a hoarder. — Steven Kurutz Most hoarders … know that their behavior is socially unacceptable and as a result actively conceal it from others. — Sandra G. Boodman

First Known Use of hoarder

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoarder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoarder. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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hoarder

noun
hoard·​er | \ ˈhȯrd-ər How to pronounce hoarder (audio) \

Medical Definition of hoarder

: a person affected with hoarding disorder Most hoarders … know that their behavior is socially unacceptable and as a result actively conceal it from others.— Sandra G. Boodman

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