souter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English soutere, from Old English sūtere, from Latin sūtor (shoemaker, cobbler).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

souter (plural souters)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A shoemaker or cobbler.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • 1527, William Tyndale, The Parable of the Wicked Mammon:
      There is no work better than another to please God : to pour water , to wash dishes , to be a souter (cobbler) , or an apostle
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 31:
      He was a shoemaker, the creature, and called himself the Sutor, an old-fashioned name that folk laughed at.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

souter

  1. Alternative form of soutere