sinner

[sin-er]

noun

a person who sins; transgressor.

Nearby words

  1. sinkless,
  2. sinless,
  3. sinlessly,
  4. sinn fein,
  5. sinn féin,
  6. sinnet,
  7. sinningia,
  8. sino-,
  9. sino-japanese war,
  10. sino-tibetan

Origin of sinner

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at sin1, -er1

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Word Origin and History for sinner

sinner

n.

mid-14c., agent noun from sin (v.). Old English had synngiend in this sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper