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Origin of planner

First recorded in 1710–20; plan + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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administrator, executive, architect, creator

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British Dictionary definitions for planner


  1. a person who makes plans, esp for the development of a town, building, etc
  2. a chart for recording future appointments, tasks, goals, etc
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Word Origin and History for planner

1716, "one who plans," agent noun from plan (v.). Derogatory variant planster attested from 1945. Meaning "book or device that enables one to plan" is from 1971.

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