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wharfinger

[ hwawr-fin-jer, wawr- ]
/ ˈʰwɔr fɪn dʒər, ˈwɔr- /
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noun
a person who owns or has charge of a wharf.
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Also called wharf·mas·ter [hwawrf-mas-ter, -mah-ster, wawrf-]. /ˈʰwɔrfˌmæs tɛr, -ˌmɑ stər, ˈwɔrf-/.

Origin of wharfinger

1545–55; wharfage + -er1, with -n- as in passenger, messenger, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for wharfinger

wharfinger
/ (ˈwɔːfɪndʒə) /

noun
an owner or manager of a wharf

Word Origin for wharfinger

C16: probably alteration of wharfager (see wharfage, -er 1); compare harbinger
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