adjective mas·ter·less

Definition of masterless

  1. 1a :  lacking a master a masterless horse b archaic :  being without a master or other reputable means of livelihood :  vagabond, vagrant provided harsh punishments for sturdy vagabonds and masterless men

  2. 2 obsolete :  ungoverned, ungovernable


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of masterless

Middle English maisterles, from maister master + -les -less

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