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[wee-der] /ˈwi dər/
a person who removes weeds, as from a garden or lawn.
a device, as a tool or machine, for removing weeds.
Origin of weeder
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see weed1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Next, just before the sprouts are ready to come in sight, they are gone over with the weeder.

    The Gladiolus Matthew Crawford
  • The plants are tender and easily injured by use of a weeder.

  • Connor stood silent, slowly combing the soil from the claw of his weeder with work-worn fingers.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • This operation is followed by cultivation with smoothing-harrow, weeder, or cultivator.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A fine harrow or weeder may be used on large plantations, if preferred.

    The Gladiolus Matthew Crawford
  • Whilst I am worth one, to pay a weeder—thy path from thy door to thy bowling-green shall never be grown up.

  • The bed should be cultivated with a fine-tooth cultivator or weeder often enough to prevent the growth of weeds.

  • These weeders must be used frequently to be of much value, for after a weed is well rooted the weeder cannot destroy it.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • Cultivates until the middle of July with a disc harrow, plow, and weeder.

    The Apple Various
  • As one weeder put it: "Poor man make no money, make plenty children—plenty children good for sugar-beet business."

    The Pivot of Civilization Margaret Sanger
Slang definitions & phrases for weeder



The prank of pulling the underwear upward from behind by the waistband; melvin, murphy: the impression of leaping through the camera lens and giving the viewers a wedgie/ by pulling up their underpants to give them ''wedgies''

[1970s+ Children; presumably fr wedging the underpants between the buttocks]

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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