wailer

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Rhymes: -eɪlə(ɹ)

Etymology 1[edit]

wail +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

wailer (plural wailers)

  1. One who wails or laments.
  2. A hired (professional) mourner.
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Etymology 2[edit]

wail +‎ -er; see wail (choose, select).

Noun[edit]

wailer (plural wailers)

  1. (mining, historical) A boy employed to pick out stones, pyrites, etc. remaining in the coal after it is screened.

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