well-wisher

[ wel-wish-er ]
/ ˈwɛlˌwɪʃ ər /

noun

a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc.

Nearby words

  1. well-turned,
  2. well-understood,
  3. well-upholstered,
  4. well-used,
  5. well-versed,
  6. well-woman,
  7. well-wooded,
  8. well-worn,
  9. well-written,
  10. well-wrought

Origin of well-wisher

First recorded in 1580–90

Related formswell-wish·ing, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for well-wishing

well-wisher

noun

a person who shows benevolence or sympathy towards a person, cause, etc
Derived Formswell-wishing, adjective, noun

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Word Origin and History for well-wishing

well-wisher

n.

1580s, from well (adv.) + agent noun from wish (v.). Well-wishing is recorded from 1560s.

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