- a person who makes pottery.
Origin of potter1
Origin of potter2
- Be·a·trix [bee-uh-triks] /ˈbi ə trɪks/, 1866–1943, English writer and illustrator of children's books.
- Paul,1625–54, Dutch painter.
Examples from the Web for potter
But remember “Potter,” the evil banker played by Lionel Barrymore?Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
Potter suggested that she drive herself to Millwood Hospital, a mental-health facility.
She was later apprehended there after Potter called a different friend, who called the police.
Potter is such a memorable role, it means Radcliffe can consistently surprise us with whatever he does subsequent to it.Daniel Radcliffe: I’m Richer Than One Direction
October 24, 2014
Truth be told, the Potter books were worth losing a little sleep over.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’
June 13, 2014
So, it all depends on the contents with which the Potter fills his jugs and pipkins, I assure you.The Book of Khalid
Roma swallowed something in her throat and said: "Who was it, General Potter?"The Eternal City
Lieutenant Potter, of troop "C" had his horse shot under him.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
My father is at Victoria, and I have been staying with Mrs. Potter for a day or two.The Greater Power
We sat down in the Potter pew a few minutes before the service began.'Charge It'
- a person who makes pottery
esp US and Canadian putter
- (intr; often foll by about or around) to busy oneself in a desultory though agreeable manner
- (intr; often foll by along or about) to move with little energy or directionto potter about town
- (tr usually foll by away) to waste (time)to potter the day away
- the act of pottering
- (Helen) Beatrix. 1866–1943, British author and illustrator of children's animal stories, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
- Dennis (Christopher George). 1935–94, British dramatist. His TV plays include Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), and Blackeyes (1989)
- Paulus. 1625–54, Dutch painter, esp of animals
- Stephen. 1900–70, British humorist and critic. Among his best-known works are Gamesmanship (1947) and One-Upmanship (1952), on the art of achieving superiority over others
Word Origin and History for potter
"maker of pots" (they also sometimes doubled as bell-founders), late Old English pottere "potter," reinforced by Old French potier "potter," agent noun from root of pot (n.1). As a surname from late 12c. Potter's field (1520s) is Biblical, a ground where clay suitable for pottery was dug, later purchased by high priests of Jerusalem as a burying ground for strangers, criminals, and the poor (Matt. xxvii:7). An older Old English word for "potter" was crocwyrhta "crock-wright."
"occupy oneself in a trifling way," 1740, earlier "to poke again and again" (1520s), frequentative of obsolete verb poten "to push, poke," from Old English potian "to push" (see put (v.)). Sense of "occupy oneself in a trifling way" is first recorded 1740. Related: Pottered; pottering.