fletcher

[flech-er]

Origin of fletcher

1350–1400; Middle English fleccher < Old French flechier. See flèche, -er2

Fletcher

[flech-er]
noun
  1. John,1579–1625, English dramatist: collaborated with Francis Beaumont 1606?–16; with Philip Massinger 1613–25.
  2. John Gould,1886–1950, U.S. poet.
  3. a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of fletcher

Historical Examples of fletcher

  • Even now he was disturbed as to what Fletcher and Fallon might think.

    Dust

    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • And when Mrs. Fletcher Fosdick made the best of anything she made the very best.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Fletcher paused, one foot in the stirrup, and looked the fellow up and down.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • There was a dull flush showing through the tan of Fletcher's skin.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Still, Fletcher, striving hard to keep his calm, clung to the reins.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for fletcher

fletcher

noun
  1. a person who makes arrows

Word Origin for fletcher

C14: from Old French flechier, from fleche arrow; see flèche

Fletcher

noun
  1. John . 1579–1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)
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Word Origin and History for fletcher
n.

"arrow-maker," early 14c. (as a surname attested from 1203), from Old French flechier, from fleche "arrow," probably from Frankish *fliugica (cf. Old Low German fliuca, Middle Dutch vliecke).

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