fortune-teller

or for·tune·tell·er

[ fawr-chuh n-tel-er ]
/ ˈfɔr tʃənˌtɛl ər /

noun

a person who claims the ability to predict the future.

Nearby words

  1. fortune,
  2. fortune cookie,
  3. fortune five hundred,
  4. fortune hunter,
  5. fortune-hunter,
  6. fortuneteller,
  7. fortunetelling,
  8. forty,
  9. forty hours,
  10. forty winks

Origin of fortune-teller

First recorded in 1580–90; fortune + teller

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British Dictionary definitions for fortune-teller

fortune-teller

noun

a person who makes predictions about the future as by looking into a crystal ball, reading palms, etc
Derived Formsfortune-telling, adjective, noun

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