doomster

[ doom-ster ]
/ ˈdum stər /

noun

a doomsayer.
Archaic. a judge.

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Origin of doomster

1400–50; late Middle English domster, probably alteration of demester deemster, by association with dome doom; def. 1 probably a new formation with doom, -ster
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Example sentences from the Web for doomster

  • With their appearance there my tale has nothing to do; the Doomster, as I have said, had the handling of them with birch.

    John Splendid|Neil Munro
  • The Doomster then, according to law, repeated the sentence, and Montrose was removed to the Tolbooth.

    Montrose|Mowbray Morris
  • A figure more terrible than any that had yet appeared came forward, and prepared to act the part of doomster.

British Dictionary definitions for doomster

doomster
/ (ˈduːmstə) /

noun informal

a person habitually given to predictions of impending disaster or doom
archaic a judge
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