wharf·​in·​ger ˈ(h)wȯr-fən-jər How to pronounce wharfinger (audio)
: the operator or manager of a commercial wharf

Word History


irregular from wharfage

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wharfinger was in 1552

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Cite this Entry

“Wharfinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wharfinger. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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