moth-er

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined from moth by analogy to mouser.

Pronunciation[edit]

The th component is voiced /ð/ or voiceless /θ/ predictably depending on whether the pronunciation of mouser has voiced /z/ or voiceless /s/.

Noun[edit]

moth-er (plural moth-ers)

  1. (nonstandard) A cat that catches moths.