a combining form meaning “a person expert in or renowned for” something specified by the initial element (often used derisively): schlockmeister; opinionmeister; dealmeister.

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Origin of -meister

From the German word Meister master
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British Dictionary definitions for -meister


/ (ˈmaɪstə) /

n combining form

a person who excels at a particular activityspinmeister; horror-meister

Word Origin for -meister

C20: from German Meister master
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