ster

1 of 2

abbreviation

-ster

2 of 2

noun combining form

1
: one that does or handles or operates
spinster
tapster
teamster
2
: one that makes or uses
songster
3
: one that is associated with or participates in
gamester
gangster
4
: one that is
youngster

Word History

Etymology

Noun combining form

Middle English, from Old English -estre female agent; akin to Middle Dutch -ster

Dictionary Entries Near ster

Cite this Entry

“Ster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ster. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

-ster

noun combining form
stər
1
: one that does or handles or operates
teamster
2
: one that makes or uses
songster
prankster
3
: one that is associated with or participates in
gangster
4
: one that is
youngster
Etymology

Noun combining form

Old English -estre "female agent"

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