well-wisher

noun well-wish·er \ ˈwel-ˌwi-shər , -ˈwi- \

Definition of well-wisher

: one who wishes well to another : an admiring supporter or fan

well-wishing

play \ˈwel-ˌwi-shiŋ, -ˈwi-\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of well-wisher

circa 1576

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WELL-WISHER Defined for English Language Learners

well-wisher

Definition of well-wisher for English Language Learners

  • : someone who wants another person to be happy, successful, etc.


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