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

Nearby words

  1. cutis verticis gyrata,
  2. cutisector,
  3. cutlass,
  4. cutlass fish,
  5. cutlassfish,
  6. cutler, manasseh,
  7. cutlery,
  8. cutlet,
  9. cutline,
  10. cutlips minnow

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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British Dictionary definitions for cutler



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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