logger

1
[law-ger, log-er]
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Origin of logger

1
An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; log1 + -er1

logger

2
[law-ger, log-er]
adjective Scot.
  1. heavy or thick.
  2. thick-headed; stupid.

Origin of logger

2
First recorded in 1665–75; back formation from loggerhead
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British Dictionary definitions for logger

logger

noun
  1. another word for lumberjack
  2. a tractor or crane for handling logs
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Word Origin and History for logger
n.1

"one who fells or cuts trees," by 1708, agent noun from log (v.1).

n.2

"one who enters data in a log," 1958, agent noun from log (v.2).

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