or i·dol·a·tor

[ ahy-dol-uh-ter ]
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  1. Also i·dol·ist [ahyd-l-ist]. /ˈaɪd l ɪst/. a worshiper of idols.

  2. a person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee.

Origin of idolater

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English idolatrer, equivalent to idolatr(ie) “idolatry” + -er noun suffix (-rer changed to -er by dissimilation); see origin at idolatry, -er2

Other words from idolater

  • self-i·dol·a·ter, noun

Words Nearby idolater Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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