shed·​der ˈshe-dər How to pronounce shedder (audio)
: one that sheds something: such as
: a crab or lobster about to molt
: a newly molted crab

Examples of shedder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some breeds are heavy shedders, such as Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, while others shed minimally, like Poodles or Bichon Frises. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2023 Her: golden-haired professional shedder, even more food-motivated, seeking human to do her bidding. Globe Staff,, 16 May 2023 Got a shedder? Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2020 Swift is the consummate skin-shedder, forever toeing the line between self-expression and self-creation. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 28 Oct. 2022 One of the 14, a ewe, was a chronic shedder identified in 2020, but was not shedding this fall. Jayson Jacoby, oregonlive, 1 Jan. 2022 Instead of drawing attention to the tear-shedder, Jakub — who is based in Charlottesville and frequently works with combat veterans — makes eye contact and offers a meaningful nod. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 The fastest shedder gathers 10 plus-sized women interested in losing weight and puts them through rigorous training on TV. CNN, 6 Apr. 2020 Certain breeds are considered heavy shedders, including dogs with arctic breed-type fur (like huskies), retriever coats and shepherd-y pelts, but any kind of dog will shed. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, 8 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Shedder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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