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Dexter

[dek-ster] /ˈdɛk stər/
noun
1.
Also, Dexter-Kerry
[dek-ster-ker-ee] /ˈdɛk stərˈkɛr i/ (Show IPA)
. one of a breed of small, hardy, usually black dual-purpose cattle, derived from the Kerry breed of Ireland.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for dexterkerry

dexter1

/ˈdɛkstə/
adjective
1.
(archaic) of or located on the right side
2.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) of, on, or starting from the right side of a shield from the bearer's point of view and therefore on the spectator's left
Compare sinister
Word Origin
C16: from Latin; compare Greek dexios on the right hand

dexter2

/ˈdɛkstə/
noun
1.
a small breed of red or black beef cattle, originally from Ireland
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the surname of the original breeder

Dexter

/ˈdɛkstə/
noun
1.
John. 1925–90, British actor and theatre director
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Word Origin and History for dexterkerry

Dexter

masc. proper name, from Latin dexter "on the right hand" (see dexterity). Cf. also Benjamin.

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dexterkerry in Medicine

dexter dex·ter (děk'stər)
adj.
Of or located on the right side.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dexterkerry

dexter

noun

A despised person who is a zealous student, computer user, etc; chiphead, propeller head: A dexter, that's your asi nerd, dork, or pud (1980s+ Teenagers)


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