ill-wisher

noun
ill-wish·​er | \ ˈil-ˌwi-shər How to pronounce ill-wisher (audio) , -ˈwi-\

Definition of ill-wisher

: one that wishes ill to another

First Known Use of ill-wisher

1607, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ill-wisher

Dictionary Entries near ill-wisher

ill-willer

ill-willie

ill-wish

ill-wisher

illy

Illyria

Illyrian

Statistics for ill-wisher

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ill-wisher

The first known use of ill-wisher was in 1607

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on ill-wisher

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ill-wisher

Comments on ill-wisher

What made you want to look up ill-wisher? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

formidable, illustrious, or eminent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!