Definition of ster

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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

History and Etymology for ster

Noun combining form

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

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“Ster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ster. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ster

: someone who does or handles or operates something
: someone who makes or uses something
: someone who is associated with or participates in something

-ster

noun suffix
\ stər \

Kids Definition of -ster

1 : someone who does or handles or operates
2 : someone who makes or uses songster
3 : someone who is associated with or takes part in gangster
4 : someone who is youngster

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