goldsmith

[ gohld-smith ]
/ ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ /

noun

a person who makes or sells articles of gold.
(formerly) such a person also acting as a banker, moneylender, etc.

Nearby words

  1. goldoni, carlo,
  2. goldovsky,
  3. goldsboro,
  4. goldschmidt,
  5. goldsinny,
  6. goldsmith beetle,
  7. goldsmith, oliver,
  8. goldstein,
  9. goldstein's toe sign,
  10. goldstone

Origin of goldsmith

before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See gold, smith

Goldsmith

[ gohld-smith ]
/ ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ /

noun

Oliver,1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for goldsmith

goldsmith

/ (ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ) /

noun

  1. a dealer in articles made of gold
  2. an artisan who makes such articles
(formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business
(in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller

Goldsmith

/ (ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ) /

noun

Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), the poem The Deserted Village (1770), and the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773)
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Word Origin and History for goldsmith

goldsmith

n.

Old English gold-smith, from gold + smith.

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