or sout·ter


noun Scot. and North England.

a person who makes or repairs shoes; cobbler; shoemaker.

Origin of souter

before 1000; Middle English sutor, Old English sūtere < Latin sūtor, equivalent to sū-, variant stem of su(ere) to sew1 + -tor -tor




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Scot and Northern English a shoemaker or cobbler

Word Origin for souter

Old English sūtere, from Latin sutor, from suere to sew
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Word Origin and History for souter

"maker or mender of shoes," Old English sutere, from Latin sutor "shoemaker," from suere "to sew, stitch" (see sew).

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