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maltster

[mawlt-ster]
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noun
  1. a maker of or dealer in malt.

Origin of maltster

First recorded in 1325–75, maltster is from the Middle English word malt(e)stere. See malt, -ster
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Examples from the Web for maltster

Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Reeves, the Maltster's wife, was soured in temper and angular of face.

    The Drunkard</p>

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The maltster's task is now finished, and we come to the brewer's.

  • In 1842 he entered the business of his father and grandfather as a merchant and maltster.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter

  • On the local requirements Mr. Foster the maltster was a very Baedeker.

    Quisant

    Anthony Hope

  • "A clane cup for the shepherd," said the maltster commandingly.


British Dictionary definitions for maltster

maltster

noun
  1. a person who makes or deals in malt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for maltster

n.

"maker of malt," early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from malt + -ster.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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