whis·​per·​er | \ ˈ(h)wi-spər-ər How to pronounce whisperer (audio) \
plural whisperers

Definition of whisperer

1 : one that whispers specifically : rumormonger
2a : a person who excels at calming or training usually hard-to-manage animals using noncoercive methods based especially on an understanding of the animals' natural instincts The last event of the day will be the horse whisperer breaking a wild horse and giving his testimony while he does it.— Dale Carroll A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators.The Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune
b : a person who is unusually skilled at calmly guiding, influencing, or managing other people Colleagues often call Williams the "child whisperer" because he reaches out with a quiet grace to children who need assistance and molds students who need to believe in their own future.— Annie Martin
c : a person considered to possess some extraordinary skill or talent in managing or dealing with something specified Meatballs with spaghetti, meatball sliders, meatballs in a casserole, or just meatballs on the plate with a salad, my boys love them all, going so far as to call me the meatball whisperer.— Neely Myers

Examples of whisperer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Riley apparently headed to Los Angeles having already established a reputation as a QB whisperer, maybe the next Stroud, Young, or Uiagalelei doesn’t leave the state. Stephen Means, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 There is special fascination with Vance in the press—in the years leading up to Trump, he was kind of identified as this wise whisperer of the disaffected white, conservative mind. The New Yorker, 3 May 2022 McVay has been running the Los Angeles offense, and while O’Connell did not hurt the team and is clearly a quarterback whisperer, running the Vikings offense will be his first chance to put his signature on an NFL team. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 Filling the demand Lian Mansour, from Kaukab Abu El-Hija, an Arab village in the Galilee, is something of a cultural whisperer for itworks. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Feb. 2022 But not everyone needs a baby whisperer to train their child to sleep. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 How did the comic relief become the show’s grief whisperer? Chris Willman, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 Now, more than ever, the world needs a Putin-whisperer. David A. Andelman, CNN, 7 Feb. 2022 Lincoln Riley’s reputation as a quarterback whisperer has taken some hits this season. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whisperer

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Whisperer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisperer. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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