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

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • It's a wonder it didn't tell how far it is from Brewster's Centre to Paris.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Mr. Brewster had assured them that their mother should be taken into his family, and guarded well during their absence.

  • I guess the moon is about 'steen billion miles from Brewster's Centre.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • "Probably a dun from Brewster," said Mr. Clark discouragingly.

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • Connie whispered to me, "Who do you suppose Eb Brewster is?"

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • In Brewster's trunk everything was found in the perfect order which had marked all his ways.

    The Comstock Club Charles Carroll Goodwin
  • "Brewster's Centre is getting to be a famous name," Westy said.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • "I suppose they hired those horses from Oak Creek," ventured Mrs. Brewster.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for Brewster


Sir David. 1781–1868, Scottish physicist, noted for his studies of the polarization of light
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Brewster



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Brewster



  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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