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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [woch-er]
    • /ˈwɒtʃ ər/
    • /ˈwɒtʃ.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch-er]
    • /ˈwɒtʃ ər/

Definitions of watcher word

  • noun watcher a person who watches or who keeps watch. 1
  • noun watcher an analytic observer of trends, fashions, events, celebrities, or the like: Fashion watchers will have noted that pleats have become popular again. 1
  • noun watcher a professional or experienced observer and analyst of political and historic trends and events, countries, or the like: China watchers in the State Department predict a change in that country's trade policy. 1
  • noun watcher poll watcher. 1
  • noun watcher A person who observes something attentively or regularly. 1
  • noun watcher onlooker, casual observer 1

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Origin of watcher

First appearance:

before 1500
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1500-10; watch + -er1

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Parts of speech for Watcher


watcher popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% 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".

watcher usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for watcher

noun watcher

  • attestor — to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity: to attest the truth of a statement.
  • beholder — The beholder of something is the person who is looking at it.
  • belvedere — a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine view
  • bystander — A bystander is a person who is present when something happens and who sees it but does not take part in it.
  • clapper — a person or thing that claps

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