songster

[sawng-ster, song-]

noun

a person who sings; a singer.
a writer of songs or poems; a poet.
a songbird.

Nearby words

  1. songkok,
  2. songless,
  3. songlessly,
  4. songololo,
  5. songsmith,
  6. songstress,
  7. songwriter,
  8. soni-,
  9. sonia,
  10. sonic

Origin of songster

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sangestre songstress. See song, -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for songster

songster

noun

a singer or poet
a singing bird; songbird
Derived Formssongstress, fem n

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Word Origin and History for songster

songster

n.

Old English sangystre "female singer;" see song (n.) + -ster. Also of men skilled in singing by mid-14c. Separate fem. form songstress is attested from 1703.

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