gunner

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gonner; equivalent to gun +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunner (plural gunners)

  1. (military) Artillery soldier, or such who holds private rank. Abbreviated Gnr.
  2. A person who operates a gun.
  3. (figuratively) An excessive go-getter; one exhibiting over-ambition.
  4. (American football) A player on the kicking team whose primary job is to tackle the kickoff returner or punt returner.
  5. (UK, slang, soccer) A fan of the Arsenal Football Club.
  6. The great northern diver or loon.
  7. (UK, Ireland, dialect) The sea bream, especially Pagellus bogaraveo (blackspot sea bream)
  8. (basketball) A player who can reliably shoot baskets.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Cebuano: gunner
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction[edit]

gunner

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of gonna

Etymology 3[edit]

Reborrowing from Cebuano gunner, ultimately from English gunner.

Noun[edit]

gunner (plural gunners)

  1. (regional, Cebu, slang) The person designated to pour drinks in a drinking session.

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From shot (a measure of alcohol); the doer of a shot is a shooter, a gunner is a shooter.

Noun[edit]

gunner

  1. the person designated to pour drinks in a drinking session

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gunne +‎ -er; compare Medieval Latin gunnārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡuˈneːr/, /ˈɡunər/

Noun[edit]

gunner (plural gunners) (Late Middle English)

  1. An operator of a cannon; an artilleryman.
  2. An operator of a siege engine.
  3. A maker of guns or cannons.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunner m or f (plural gunners)

  1. Gunner (someone associated with Arsenal Football Club)