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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-der]
    • /ˈwɔr dər/
    • /ˈwɔː.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-der]
    • /ˈwɔr dər/

Definitions of warder word

  • noun warder a truncheon or staff of office or authority, used in giving signals. 1
  • noun warder A guard in a prison. 1
  • noun warder prison guard 1
  • countable noun warder A warder is someone who works in a prison supervising the prisoners. 0
  • noun warder an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail 0
  • noun warder a person who guards or has charge of something 0

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Origin of warder

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English warder(e) (see ward, -er1); compare Anglo-French wardere < Middle English

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Parts of speech for Warder


warder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

warder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warder

noun warder

  • warden — any of several pears having a crisp, firm flesh, used in cookery.
  • jailer — a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.
  • gaoler — jail.
  • custodian — The custodian of an official building, a companies' assets, or something else valuable is the person who is officially in charge of it.
  • guard — to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over: to guard the ruler.

Top questions with warder

  • how to become a yeoman warder?
  • how to become a prison warder in south africa?

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