verderer

noun
ver·​der·​er | \ ˈvər-dər-ər How to pronounce verderer (audio) \
variants: or less commonly verderor

Definition of verderer

: a onetime English judicial officer in charge of the king's forest

First Known Use of verderer

circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verderer

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

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“Verderer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verderer. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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