- a worker or performer of wonders or marvels.
Origin of wonder-worker
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for wonder-worker
Kupua (ku-p-a)--a superhuman being; a wonder-worker; a wizard.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
Put them on the table,” the wonder-worker said, “and then everybody may see.The Intoxicated Ghost
Their territory was left unspoiled; but they had lost their wonder-worker.The Terms of Surrender
I thanked the wonder-worker and seated myself by one of his students.Autobiography of a YOGI
Such was the humility of the "wonder-worker" of our own age.
Word Origin and History for wonder-worker
1590s, translating Greek thaumatourgos.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper