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  1. a person who has an intense dislike for another person or thing (often used in combination): I'm a big hater of opera.Are you a dog-hater?

  2. Informal. a person who thrives on showing hate toward, criticizing, or belittling other people or things, usually unfairly: The guy is just a hater, looking for a fight.

Origin of hater

1350–1400; Middle English; see hate + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for hater


/ (ˈheɪtə) /

    • someone who hates a specified person or thing: a passionate hater of tyranny

    • (in combination): a woman-hater; a cop-hater

  1. informal, mainly US and Canadian a grudging or spiteful person, esp one who disparages others: Don't let the haters get you down

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