ˈhwiˌtȯ(ə)r also ˈwi-
variants or less commonly whittaw
plural -s
archaic : one who processes skins by tawing (as to form rawhide)
chiefly dialectal : a harness maker : saddler

Word History


Middle English whittawer, from whitlether whitleather + tawer

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whittawer was in the 12th century

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“Whittawer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whittawer. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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