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mouser

[mou-zer] /ˈmaʊ zər/
noun
1.
an animal that catches mice:
Our cat is a good mouser.
2.
a person or thing that seeks or prowls, as if for prey.
Origin of mouser
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at mouse, -er1
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mouser

/ˈmaʊzə; ˈmaʊsə/
noun
1.
a cat or other animal that is used to catch mice: usually qualified: a good mouser
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Word Origin and History for mouser
n.

"cat that hunts mice," c.1400, agent noun from mouse (v.).

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