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whisperer

[hwis-per-er, wis-]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that whispers.
  2. a gossip, talebearer, rumor-monger, or the like.
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Origin of whisperer

First recorded in 1540–50; whisper + -er1
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Examples from the Web for whisperer

Historical Examples

  • If any one had whispered a word of caution to her, how she would have hated the whisperer!

    The Macdermots of Ballycloran

    Anthony Trollope

  • What gentle tongue, What whisperer disturb'd his gloomy rest?

    Endymion

    John Keats

  • Would he attack you openly, or would he remain—the Whisperer?

  • There was no eye, but there was the Whisperer whom he could never drive away.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker

  • To be a Great Man's whisperer is a position coveted by many.


British Dictionary definitions for whisperer

whisperer

noun
  1. a person or thing that whispers
  2. a person who is able to tame or control animals, esp by talking to them in gentle tonesa horse whisperer
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