songster

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From Middle English songster, sangester, sangstere, from Old English sangestre ‎(a female singer; songstress), equivalent to song +‎ -ster. Cognate with Scots sangstar ‎(singer; songster). Compare also West Frisian sjongster ‎(singer; female singer; vocalist).

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songster ‎(plural songsters)

  1. A man who sings songs, especially as a profession; a male singer.
  2. A male songbird.
  3. (formal) One who writes songs.
  4. (US) A book of songs; songbook.

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