meis·​ter | \ ˈmī-stər How to pronounce meister (audio) \

Definition of meister

: one who is knowledgeable about something specified often used in combination puzzle-meister

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Synonyms & Antonyms for meister


ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], expert, fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard


amateur, inexpert, nonexpert

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Examples of meister in a Sentence

asked the office's wine meister to recommend a good bottle for a dinner party that she was hosting

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Charlie Day and Burn Gorman return as the wonky Jaeger-meisters Newt and Herrmann, and one of them figures prominently into the destructive riddle of the rogue Jaeger wrecking havoc in Australia. Michael Phillips,, "'Pacific Rim: Uprising' review: This time, it's impersonal," 21 Mar. 2018 What the Bimmer marketing meisters are counting is the number of Gran Coupes idling out the door. Al Haas,, "BMW 4 series: A performance-minded makeover for 2018," 15 Dec. 2017 This company was once the seat-meister, with some of the smartest accommodations in the class. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Honda Odyssey: The Gas-Powered Marital Aid," 10 Aug. 2017 The only folks who can derail this express are the greed-meisters running MLS. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc: Only MLS can slow FC Cincinnati's momentum now," 9 Aug. 2017 The accolade required hours of classes every week for four months: In 2009, Nick Sakagami of Los Angeles became the only person outside of Japan to be certified as an osakana meister, or fish master. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "A ‘Fish Master’ on Eating Tuna (and Other Fish) Responsibly," 26 July 2017 SAN MATEO — Tweet meisters Donald Trump and Balco mastermind Victor Conte seem universes apart. Elliott Almond, The Mercury News, "Balco felon Victor Conte wants Donald Trump removed from office," 17 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of meister

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meister

Yiddish mayster & German Meister master, from Middle High German meister, from Old High German meistar, from Latin magister — more at master

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The first known use of meister was in 1979

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English Language Learners Definition of meister

informal : someone who knows a lot about something : someone who is an expert in something

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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