[ mawlt-ster ]

  1. 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

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

How to use maltster in a sentence

  • Rumbold, the maltster who contrived the Rye house plot taken and executed at Edinburgh.

  • He was the second son of Richard Farmer, a wealthy maltster of that town.

    English Book Collectors | William Younger Fletcher
  • This horizontal air-mill served as a landmark for many miles round: the proprietor was Mr. Hodgson, a maltster and distiller.

  • I found I was as vain of those memories as the maltster was of having lost all his teeth.

    Windfalls | (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • It was the unvarying custom in Weatherbury to sink all minor differences when the maltster had to be pacified.

    Windfalls | (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner

British Dictionary definitions for maltster


/ (ˈmɔːltstə) /

  1. a person who makes or deals in malt

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