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  1. a worker or performer of wonders or marvels.
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Origin of wonder-worker

First recorded in 1590–1600
Related formswon·der-work·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wonder-worker

Historical Examples of wonder-worker

  • Kupua (ku-p-a)--a superhuman being; a wonder-worker; a wizard.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • Put them on the table,” the wonder-worker said, “and then everybody may see.

  • Their territory was left unspoiled; but they had lost their wonder-worker.

  • I thanked the wonder-worker and seated myself by one of his students.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • Such was the humility of the "wonder-worker" of our own age.

Word Origin and History for wonder-worker


1590s, translating Greek thaumatourgos.

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