upsetter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

upset +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

upsetter (plural upsetters)

  1. One who upsets (something); a disrupter.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , Part 1:
      And so were all Christians in Pliny's time, insane like others, and called not long after, followers of madness, upsetters of men, vicious innovators […].
  2. A person or device that turns something upside down.

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