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  1. a person who spells words.
  2. Also called spelling book. an elementary textbook or manual to teach spelling.
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Origin of speller

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at spell1, -er1
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Related Words for speller

essay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback

Examples from the Web for speller

Historical Examples of speller

  • "There," said I, spreading the speller flat on the table and pointing with my finger.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • Abe shone as a speller in school and at the spelling-matches.

  • I was the best sewer and speller in Miss Mushet's long before I was ten.


    Neil Munro

  • They vary hourly, according to the taste and fancy of the speller.

    A Fleet in Being

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Not unlike Lewis and Clark Mr. Work was "something of a speller."

British Dictionary definitions for speller


  1. a person who spells words in the manner specifieda bad speller
  2. a book designed to teach or improve spelling
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