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singer1

[sing-er] /ˈsɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person who sings, especially a trained or professional vocalist.
2.
a poet.
3.
a singing bird.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see sing, -er1

singer2

[sin-jer] /ˈsɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that singes.
Origin
1870-75; singe + -er1

Singer

[sing-er] /ˈsɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
Isaac Bashevis
[bah-shev-is] /bɑˈʃɛv ɪs/ (Show IPA),
1904–91, U.S. novelist and short-story writer (in Yiddish), born in Poland: Nobel prize 1978.
2.
Isaac Merrit
[mer-it] /ˈmɛr ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1811–75, U.S. inventor.
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  • The singer would later deny these rumors of divorce or simply separation.
  • As a folk song author and singer, he performed under the name stan kelly.
British Dictionary definitions for singer

singer

/ˈsɪŋə/
noun
1.
a person who sings, esp one who earns a living by singing
2.
a singing bird
3.
an obsolete word for poet

Singer

/ˈsɪŋə/
noun
1.
Isaac Bashevis. 1904–91, US writer of Yiddish novels and short stories; born in Poland. His works include Satan in Goray (1935), The Family Moscat (1950), the autobiographical In my Father's Court (1966), and The King of the Fields (1989): Nobel prize for literature 1978
2.
Isaac Merrit. 1811–75, US inventor, who originated and developed an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1852)
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Word Origin and History for singer
n.

early 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from sing (v.). Old English had songer "psalm-writer," sangere "singer, poet" (also cf. songster).

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Slang definitions & phrases for singer

singer

noun

canary, stool pigeon (1935+ Underworld)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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