wharfinger

noun
wharf·​in·​ger | \ ˈ(h)wȯr-fən-jər How to pronounce wharfinger (audio) \

Definition of wharfinger

: the operator or manager of a commercial wharf

First Known Use of wharfinger

1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wharfinger

irregular from wharfage

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“Wharfinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wharfinger. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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