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Brewster

[broo-ster] /ˈbru stər/
noun
1.
William, 1560?–1644, Pilgrim settler: leader of the colonists at Plymouth.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Mrs. Brewster, after a quiet inquiry regarding her health, had been less enthusiastic in her welcome.

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  • Miss Brewster insisted that Wentworth should light his cigar, which, after some persuasion, he did.

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  • Mr. Brewster had assured them that their mother should be taken into his family, and guarded well during their absence.

  • If this account was slightly exaggerated, Miss Brewster had no time to tone it down.

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  • "Probably a dun from Brewster," said Mr. Clark discouragingly.

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  • Miss Brewster made her way to the captain's room and rapped at the door.

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  • In Brewster's trunk everything was found in the perfect order which had marked all his ways.

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  • It's a wonder it didn't tell how far it is from Brewster's Centre to Paris.

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  • "I suppose they hired those horses from Oak Creek," ventured Mrs. Brewster.

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British Dictionary definitions for Brewster

Brewster

/ˈbruːstə/
noun
1.
Sir David. 1781–1868, Scottish physicist, noted for his studies of the polarization of light
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Word Origin and History for Brewster

brewster

n.

early 13c. as a surname, probably originally "a female brewer" (even though most of the early surnames on the records are of men), from brew (v.) + -ster. Cf. Old French braceresse "female brewer," Middle English name Clarice le Breweres on the 1312 Colchester Borough Court Rolls.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Brewster

brewster

noun

  1. A beer drinker
  2. A beer; brewski
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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