- a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc.
Origin of well-wisher
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for well-wishing
People cheered him and he wore a wide smile, shaking hands and enjoying the well-wishing crowd.Wedding Kicks Off!
July 30, 2010
It is the well-wishing from the hearts of women, who go back to weep in silence.Pike & Cutlass
I felt that in the midst of my family, in the midst of well-wishing hearts, I was lonely.Hania
A god might be conceived of as an amiable and well-wishing father, foolishly indulgent toward his children.Understanding the Scriptures
"I wishes ye a gay journey then," the henchman assured him, using the stereotyped phrase of well-wishing, to the wayfarer.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
Fortune, or rather the well-wishing wits of friends below, gave Larry a few precious moments more than he had counted on.Children of the Whirlwind
- a person who shows benevolence or sympathy towards a person, cause, etc
Word Origin and History for well-wishing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper