a person who sins; transgressor.

Origin of sinner

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at sin1, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sinner

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper