a suffix used in forming nouns, often derogatory, referring especially to occupation, habit, or association: gamester; songster; trickster.
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Origin of -ster
Middle English; Old English -estre; cognate with Dutch -ster,Middle Low German -(e)ster
Definition for -ster (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for -ster
suffix forming nouns
indicating a person who is engaged in a certain activityprankster; songster Compare -stress
indicating a person associated with or being something specifiedmobster; youngster
Word Origin for -ster
Old English -estre
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