or ad·jus·tor

[ uh-juhs-ter ]
/ əˈdʒʌs tər /


a person or thing that adjusts.
an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company's liability.

Origin of adjuster

First recorded in 1665–75; adjust + -er1
Related formsnon·ad·just·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for adjuster



1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from 1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper