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[suh b-skrahy-ber]
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  1. a person, company, etc., that subscribes, as to a publication or concert series.
  2. a homeowner, apartment dweller, business, etc., that pays a monthly charge to be connected to a television cable service.
  3. a person who promises to donate a sum of money, purchase stock, etc.
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Origin of subscriber

First recorded in 1590–1600; subscribe + -er1
Related formsnon·sub·scrib·er, nounpre·sub·scrib·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for subscriber


1590s, agent noun from subscribe.

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