seafarer

[see-fair-er]
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Origin of seafarer

1505–15; sea + farer
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Related Words for seafarer

mate, mariner, pirate, bluejacket, boater, middy

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British Dictionary definitions for seafarer

seafarer

noun
  1. a traveller who goes by sea
  2. a less common word for sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafarer
n.

1510s, from sea + agent noun from fare (n.). The Anglo-Saxon poem known by this name since at least 1842 was untitled in original MS.

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