Origin of guest

before 900; Middle English gest < Old Norse gestr; replacing Old English gi(e)st; cognate with German Gast, Gothic gasts, Latin hostis; cf. host1, host2

Related forms

guest·less, adjective

Can be confused

guessed guest

Definition for guest (2 of 2)

Guest

[ gest ]
/ gɛst /

noun

Edgar A(lbert),1881–1959, U.S. journalist and writer of verse, born in England.
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British Dictionary definitions for guest

guest

/ (ɡɛst) /

noun

verb

(intr) (in theatre and broadcasting) to be a guestto guest on a show

Word Origin for guest

Old English giest guest, stranger, enemy; related to Old Norse gestr, Gothic gasts, Old High German gast, Old Slavonic gostǐ, Latin hostis enemy
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Idioms and Phrases with guest

guest


see be my guest.

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