swaddler

noun

swad·​dler
-d(ᵊ)lə(r)
plural -s
chiefly Irish
: a Methodist preacher
broadly : protestant

Word History

Etymology

swaddle entry 2 + -er; probably from the frequent mention made by the preachers in their sermons to the swaddling clothes in which the infant Jesus lay (Luke 2:7)

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“Swaddler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swaddler. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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