- a person or business that employs one or more people, especially for wages or salary: a fair employer.
- a person or thing that makes use of or occupies someone or something: an inadequate employer of one's time.
Origin of employer
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- a person, business, firm, etc, that employs workers
- a person who employs; user
Word Origin and History for pro-employer
1590s, agent noun from employ.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper