a person who makes, sells, or repairs knives and other cutting instruments.

Origin of cutler

1350–1400; Middle English cuteler < Anglo-French, cognate with Middle French coutelier < Late Latin cultellārius, equivalent to Latin cultell(us) knife (see cultellus) + -ārius -ary; see -er2




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a person who makes or sells cutlery

Word Origin for cutler

C14: from French coutelier, ultimately from Latin culter knife; see cutlass
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Word Origin and History for cutler

c.1400, from Old French coutelier (12c., Modern French coutelier) "knife-maker," from Latin cultellarius, from cultellus "knife" (see cutlass).

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