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Porter vs Sporter - What's the difference?

porter | sporter |

As nouns the difference between porter and sporter

is that porter is (l) while sporter is someone who sports something.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) portour, from (etyl)


(en noun)
  • A person who carries luggage and related objects.
  • By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) portour, from (etyl) portier, from .


    (en noun)
  • A person in control of the entrance to a building.
  • In the bowling industry, an employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
  • A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
  • (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).
  • (computing) One who ports software (converts it to another platform).
  • Coordinate terms
    * beer, stout


    (en verb)
  • to serve as a porter, to carry.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • Someone who sports something
  • *{{quote-news, 2009, January 8, David Colman, Inching Its Way Back Onto the Lip, New York Times citation
  • , passage=But today, the mustache cannot shake its ties to the sexy-yet-buffoonish machismo of the mid-1970s, epitomized by Burt Reynolds, Sam Elliott and the Village People, 'stache sporters all. }}


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