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Origin of signer

First recorded in 1605–15; sign + -er1
Related formspost·sign·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for signer

signatory, endorser, underwriter, sponsor, witness

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British Dictionary definitions for signer


  1. a person who signs something
  2. a person who uses sign language to communicate with deaf people
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Word Origin and History for signer

1610s, agent noun from sign (v.). In American history, with reference to the Declaration of Independence, by 1865.

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