maltster


maltster

maltster [mawlt-ster] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a maker of or dealer in malt.

Origin of maltster First recorded in 1325–75, maltster is from the Middle English word malt(e)stere. See malt, -ster Examples from the Web for maltster Historical Examples of maltster

  • Mrs. Reeves, the Maltster’s wife, was soured in temper and angular of face.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The maltster’s task is now finished, and we come to the brewer’s.

    Marvels of Scientific Invention

    Thomas W. Corbin

  • In 1842 he entered the business of his father and grandfather as a merchant and maltster.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter

  • On the local requirements Mr. Foster the maltster was a very Baedeker.

    Quisant

    Anthony Hope

  • “‘Tis a’ awkward gift for a man, poor soul,” said the maltster.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

  • British Dictionary definitions for maltster maltster noun

    1. a person who makes or deals in malt

    Word Origin and History for maltster n.

    “maker of malt,” early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from malt + -ster.

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