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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English Chestre, from Old English Ceaster, from ceaster, a borrowing from Latin castrum (camp). Doublet of castrum.

The village in Nova Scotia is likely named after the city in Pennsylvania.

Proper noun[edit]

Chester (countable and uncountable, plural Chesters)

  1. A placename
    1. A city, the county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.
    2. A district municipality and village therein, in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. [From 1760]
    3. The Rural Municipality of Chester No. 125, a rural municipality in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada.
    4. A locale in the United States:
      1. A town in Crawford County, Arkansas.
      2. A census-designated place in Plumas County, California.
      3. A ghost town in Merced County, California.
      4. A town in Middlesex County, Connecticut.
      5. A town in Dodge County, Georgia.
      6. An unincorporated community in Fremont County, Idaho.
      7. A city, the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois.
      8. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Indiana.
      9. A minor city in Howard County, Iowa.
      10. A town in Penobscot County, Maine.
      11. A census-designated place in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
      12. A town in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
      13. An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
      14. A small community in Choctaw County, Mississippi.
      15. A town, the county seat of Liberty County, Montana.
      16. A village in Thayer County, Nebraska.
      17. A town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
      18. A town and village in Orange County, New York.
      19. A town in Warren County, New York.
      20. An unincorporated community in Meigs County, Ohio.
      21. A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Major County, Oklahoma.
      22. A city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
      23. A small rural city, the county seat of Chester County, South Carolina.
      24. An unincorporated community in Lake County, South Dakota.
      25. A town in Tyler County, Texas.
      26. A town in Windsor County, Vermont.
      27. A census-designated place in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
      28. A city in Hancock County, West Virginia.
      29. A town in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
    5. Ellipsis of Chester County.
  2. (countable) An English habitational surname from Old English.
  3. (countable) A male given name transferred from the surname.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of child +‎ molester


Chester (plural Chesters)

  1. (prison slang) A child molester.

Further reading[edit]




From English Chester, from Old English ceaster, a borrowing from Latin castrum (camp).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. a male given name from English

Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Alternative form of Chestre