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[wee-der] /ˈwi dər/
a person who removes weeds, as from a garden or lawn.
a device, as a tool or machine, for removing weeds.
Origin of weeder
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at weed1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Next, just before the sprouts are ready to come in sight, they are gone over with the weeder.

    The Gladiolus Matthew Crawford
  • The plants are tender and easily injured by use of a weeder.

  • Connor stood silent, slowly combing the soil from the claw of his weeder with work-worn fingers.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • This operation is followed by cultivation with smoothing-harrow, weeder, or cultivator.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A fine harrow or weeder may be used on large plantations, if preferred.

    The Gladiolus Matthew Crawford
  • Whilst I am worth one, to pay a weeder—thy path from thy door to thy bowling-green shall never be grown up.

  • The bed should be cultivated with a fine-tooth cultivator or weeder often enough to prevent the growth of weeds.

  • These weeders must be used frequently to be of much value, for after a weed is well rooted the weeder cannot destroy it.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • Cultivates until the middle of July with a disc harrow, plow, and weeder.

    The Apple Various
  • As one weeder put it: "Poor man make no money, make plenty children—plenty children good for sugar-beet business."

    The Pivot of Civilization Margaret Sanger
Slang definitions & phrases for weeder



A difficult college course that weeds out weaker students

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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