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Idioms about better

Origin of better

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English bettre, Old English bet(te)ra; cognate with Old High German bezziro (German besser ), Dutch beter, Old Norse betr, Gothic batiza, equivalent to bat- (cognate with Old High German baz (adverb) “better”; akin to boot2) + -iza comparative suffix; see best

OTHER WORDS FROM better

un·bet·tered, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH better

better , bettor

Other definitions for better (2 of 2)

better2
[ bet-er ]
/ ˈbɛt ər /

noun
a variant of bettor.

Origin of better

2
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British Dictionary definitions for better (1 of 2)

Word Origin for better

Old English betera; related to Old Norse betri, Gothic batiza, Old High German beziro

British Dictionary definitions for better (2 of 2)

better2

esp US bettor

/ (ˈbɛtə) /

noun
a person who bets
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Other Idioms and Phrases with better

better

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