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Proper noun[edit]


  1. An occupational surname for a female dyer.
  2. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and Canada, named for persons with the surname.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1969 Coretta Scott King, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, pages 204-205:
      I was in Atlanta with our three children — our second son, Dexter, named for our beloved church in Montgomery, had been born in January, and was still an infant.



Dexter ‎(plural Dexters)

  1. One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable for beef and milk. They are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat resemble a small shorthorn in build.