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fortune-teller

[fawr-chuh n-tel-er] /ˈfɔr tʃənˌtɛl ər/
noun
1.
a person who claims the ability to predict the future.
Also, fortuneteller.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; fortune + teller1
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British Dictionary definitions for fortuneteller

fortune-teller

noun
1.
a person who makes predictions about the future as by looking into a crystal ball, reading palms, etc
Derived Forms
fortune-telling, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for fortuneteller
n.

also fortune-teller, 1580s, from fortune + teller. Verbal phrase tellen fortune is from early 15c.

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