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songster

[sawng-ster, song-] /ˈsɔŋ stər, ˈsɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a person who sings; a singer.
2.
a writer of songs or poems; a poet.
3.
a songbird.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English sangestre songstress. See song, -ster
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songster

/ˈsɒŋstə/
noun
1.
a singer or poet
2.
a singing bird; songbird
Derived Forms
songstress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for songster
n.

Old English sangystre "female singer;" see song (n.) + -ster. Also of men skilled in singing by mid-14c. Separate fem. form songstress is attested from 1703.

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