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watcher

[woch-er] /ˈwɒtʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person who watches or who keeps watch.
2.
an analytic observer of trends, fashions, events, celebrities, or the like:
Fashion watchers will have noted that pleats have become popular again.
3.
a professional or experienced observer and analyst of political and historic trends and events, countries, or the like:
China watchers in the State Department predict a change in that country's trade policy.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; watch + -er1
Related forms
underwatcher, noun
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Word Origin and History for watchers

watcher

n.

late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), agent noun from watch (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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watcher

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clock-watcher


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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