songster

[sawng-ster, song-]
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Origin of songster

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sangestre songstress. See song, -ster
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Related Words for songster

songstress, singer, voice, chorister

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British Dictionary definitions for songster

songster

noun
  1. a singer or poet
  2. a singing bird; songbird
Derived Formssongstress, fem n
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Word Origin and History for 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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