From Middle English hatere, equivalent to hate + -er. Compare Old English hetend, hettend (“enemy”, literally “hater”). Cognate with Dutch hater (“hater”), German Hasser, Hässer (“hater”), Danish hader (“hater”), Swedish hatare (“hater”), Icelandic hatari (“hater”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈheɪtə(ɹ)/
- (General American) enPR: hāʹtər, IPA(key): /ˈheɪtɚ/
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- Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)
hater (plural haters)
- One who hates.
- 1976, Harry R. Boer, A Short History of the Early Church, page 46:
- In addition to the basic charge that Christians were atheists was the charge that they were also haters of mankind.
- (slang, derogatory) One who expresses unfounded or inappropriate hatred or dislike, particularly if motivated by envy.
- Earth, Erath, Harte, Heart, Herat, Herta, Rathe, Taher, Terah, Thera, earth, heart, rathe, rehat, th'are, thare
- hater (someone who hates)
- hater, enemy or criticaster.
- Hater, hater, hou je snater.
- Hater, hater, shut your trap.
- “hater(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-18.
- present of
- hatar (Nynorsk)
- “hater” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
hater m, f (plural haters)
hater m or f (plural haters)
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