truster

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Etymology[edit]

trust +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

truster (plural trusters)

  1. A person who trusts.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2,[1]
      I would not hear your enemy say so,
      Nor shall you do mine ear that violence
      To make it truster of your own report
      Against yourself.
    • 1856, Walt Whitman, “Poem of the Road” [later entitled “Song of the Open Road”] in Leaves of Grass, Boston: Thayer & Eldridge, 1860, p. 324,[2]
      Habitues of many different countries, habitues of far-distant dwellings,
      Trusters of men and women, observers of cities, solitary toilers,
    • 1950, Ernest Hemingway, Across the River and into the Trees, London: Readers Union, 1952, Chapter 7,[3]
      Giorgio did not really like the Colonel very much, or perhaps he was simply from Piemonte and cared for no one truly; which was understandable in cold people from a border province. Borderers are not trusters and the Colonel knew about this and expected nothing from anyone that they did not have to give.

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