Origin of well-wisher
Examples from the Web for well-wisher
At least that's what one well-wisher who met Kate Middleton as she went walkabout today thinks.
She told one well-wisher who asked that her baby had been kicking "very much".
Yunes is your well-wisher, and will attend to what you may say to him.Fire and Sword in the Sudan|Rudolf C. Slatin
This fact has been recorded in one of the pamphlets of Richard Baxter, who, however, was no well-wisher to our philosopher.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
And she did read it all to the end, closing it, however, without mentioning the final "Well-Wisher."Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
Henceforth, let no well-wisher of mine speak of such things!The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
I should have been welcome, in my country, with no better introduction than being (as I may say) his friend and well-wisher.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins