a maker of or dealer in malt.

Origin of maltster

First recorded in 1325–75, maltster is from the Middle English word malt(e)stere. See malt, -ster Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maltster



a person who makes or deals in malt
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Word Origin and History for maltster

"maker of malt," early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from malt + -ster.

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