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roofer

[roo-fer, roo f-er]
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noun
  1. a person who makes or repairs roofs.

Origin of roofer

First recorded in 1840–50; roof + -er1
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  • Years ago she was engaged to a Mr. Wiggins, a roofer, who met with an accident due to an icy roof.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart


Word Origin and History for roofer

n.

"one who makes or repairs roofs," 1835, agent noun from roof (v.).

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