gadder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gad +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡædə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -ædə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

gadder (plural gadders)

  1. One who roves about idly, a rambling gossip.
    • a. 1662 (date written), Thomas Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England, London: [] J[ohn] G[rismond,] W[illiam] L[eybourne] and W[illiam] G[odbid], published 1662, OCLC 418859860:
      He was no gadder abroad, or discontinuer from his convent, for a long time.
  2. (obsolete) A drilling or perforating machine or apparatus for mining and mineral exploration.

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