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noun (1)

march·​er ˈmär-chər How to pronounce marcher (audio)
: one who inhabits a border region


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noun (2)

: one that marches
especially : one that marches for a specific cause
a peace marcher

Examples of marcher in a Sentence

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In Jerusalem, thousands of marchers – including families of more than 50 hostages – were arriving on the last leg of a five-day trek from Tel Aviv calling on the government to do more to rescue some 240 hostages held by Hamas. Najib Jobain, Bassem Mroue, and Samy Magdy, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Nov. 2023 The marchers, who range in age from their 20s to their 70s, will walk about 10 miles a day along main highways, sleeping each night in campsites on the side of the road. Adam Sella, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Among Saturday’s marchers was Tayseer Odeh, of La Jolla, who was with his four-year-old grandson. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Oct. 2023 Petersen gently pushed marchers back with caution tape to shield them from oncoming traffic. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023 Millions first took to the streets on June 9, 2019, a Sunday, following a route that had been walked by countless other marchers over Hong Kong’s history. Timothy McLaughlin, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 In a video uploaded to YouTube by a marcher, the crowd encounters a group of Russian soldiers standing in the road. James Verini Paolo Pellegrin, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 The streets of London, Paris and Berlin are blocked by marchers calling for jihad. Dominic Green, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2023 At the March on Washington 60th anniversary, new challenges meet a familiar fight for justice Dozens of marchers and speakers at the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom said many of the same concerns of the historic Aug. 28, 1963, gathering still linger. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1589, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Marcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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