marcher

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[mahr-cher]
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Origin of marcher

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First recorded in 1605–15; march1 + -er1

marcher

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[mahr-cher]
noun History/Historical.
  1. an inhabitant of, or an officer or lord having jurisdiction over, a march or border territory.

Origin of marcher

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late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at march2, -er1
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marcher

noun
  1. an inhabitant of any of the Marches
  2. (formerly)
    1. a lord governing and defending such a borderland
    2. (as modifier)the marcher lords
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