w. brewster


William, 1560?–1644, Pilgrim settler: leader of the colonists at Plymouth.
a male given name.
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Brewster (ˈbruːstə)
Sir David. 1781--1868, Scottish physicist, noted for his studies of the polarization of light

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Word Origin & History

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 + -ster. Cf. O.Fr. braceresse "female brewer."
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brewster definition

  1. n
    a beer drinker; a beer drunkard. : Fred has become a committed brewster. He pounds one beer after another.
  2. n.
    beer; a can of beer. : Toss me a cold brewster, will you?
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