Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Alternative forms[edit]


fortune +‎ teller


fortuneteller (plural fortunetellers)

  1. A person who professes to predict the future in return for money.
    "Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell you your fortune," said the fortuneteller.
  2. A cootie catcher.
    • 2006, Andrew Wright, ‎David Betteridge, ‎Michael Buckby, Games for Language Learning (page 137)
      The usual exchange between English children is as follows: A: Who do you love? (referring to one of the names on the fortune-teller) B: Simon. A: S-I-M-O-N (alternately opens and shuts the device as he or she says each letter).