wharfinger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wharfage +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wharfinger (plural wharfingers)

  1. (chiefly historical) The owner or manager of a wharf.
    • 1993, Samuel Beckett, Dream of Fair to Middling Women, →ISBN, page 7:
      “Get off my pier,” said the wharfinger rudely, “and let me get home to my tea.”