ver·​der·​er ˈvər-dər-ər How to pronounce verderer (audio)
variants or less commonly verderor
: a onetime English judicial officer in charge of the king's forest

Word History


borrowed from Anglo-French verder, verderer, from verd "green" + -er -er entry 2 (verderer by suffix doubling) — more at verdant

First Known Use

circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verderer was circa 1538

Dictionary Entries Near verderer

Cite this Entry

“Verderer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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