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doomster

[doom-ster] /ˈdum stər/
noun
1.
a doomsayer.
2.
Archaic. a judge.
Origin of doomster
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English domster, probably alteration of demester deemster, by association with dome doom; def. 1 probably a new formation with doom, -ster
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  • A figure more terrible than any that had yet appeared came forward, and prepared to act the part of doomster.

  • With their appearance there my tale has nothing to do; the doomster, as I have said, had the handling of them with birch.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • The doomster then, according to law, repeated the sentence, and Montrose was removed to the Tolbooth.

    Montrose Mowbray Morris
British Dictionary definitions for doomster

doomster

/ˈduːmstə/
noun (informal)
1.
a person habitually given to predictions of impending disaster or doom
2.
(archaic) a judge
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