masterwork

[ mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster- ]
/ ˈmæs tərˌwɜrk, ˈmɑ stər- /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. masters, edgar lee,
  2. mastership,
  3. mastersinger,
  4. masterson,
  5. masterstroke,
  6. masterwort,
  7. mastery,
  8. masthead,
  9. mastic,
  10. masticable

Origin of masterwork

First recorded in 1600–10; master + work

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Word Origin and History for master-work

master-work

n.

c.1600, from master (n.) + work (n.). Probably based on a Dutch or German model.

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