[ woch-er ]
/ ˈwɒtʃ ər /


a person who watches or who keeps watch.
an analytic observer of trends, fashions, events, celebrities, or the like: Fashion watchers will have noted that pleats have become popular again.
a professional or experienced observer and analyst of political and historic trends and events, countries, or the like: China watchers in the State Department predict a change in that country's trade policy.

Origin of watcher

First recorded in 1500–10; watch + -er1


un·der·watch·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for watcher

/ (ˈwɒtʃə) /


a person who watches
a person who maintains a vigil at the bedside of an invalid
US a representative of a candidate or party stationed at a poll on election day to watch out for fraud
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