[ wel-wish-er ]
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  1. a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc.

Origin of well-wisher

First recorded in 1580–90

Other words from well-wisher

  • well-wishing, adjective, noun

Words Nearby well-wisher

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How to use well-wisher in a sentence

  • I am a well wisher to the Company, and also to America; but death to an American is more desirable than slavery.

    Tea Leaves | Various
  • He was conscious of a willingness to consider it himself, as a friend of the family and a well-wisher of Chubbins.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for well-wisher


  1. a person who shows benevolence or sympathy towards a person, cause, etc

Derived forms of well-wisher

  • well-wishing, adjective, noun

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