watchmaker

[ woch-mey-ker ]
/ ˈwɒtʃˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person whose occupation it is to make and repair watches.

Nearby words

  1. watcheye,
  2. watchful,
  3. watchfully,
  4. watchless,
  5. watchlist,
  6. watchman,
  7. watchmanly,
  8. watchout,
  9. watchstrap,
  10. watchtower

Origin of watchmaker

First recorded in 1620–30; watch + maker

Related formswatch·mak·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for watchmaker

watchmaker

/ (ˈwɒtʃˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who makes or mends watches
Derived Formswatchmaking, noun

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Word Origin and History for watchmaker

watchmaker

n.

1620s, from watch (n.) + maker.

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