Waster vs Wafter - What's the difference?

waster | wafter |


As nouns the difference between waster and wafter

is that waster is someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly or waster can be (obsolete|chiefly|fencing) a kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil while wafter is (obsolete) armed convoy or escort ship or wafter can be one who, or that which, wafts.

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waster

English

Etymology 1

Partly from (etyl) wastere, wastour, partly from .

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
  • (dialectal) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * time-waster

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, fencing) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
  • *, II.3.6:
  • Or, as they that play at wasters exercise themselves by a few cudgels how to avoid an enemy's blows, let us arm ourselves against all such violent incursions which may invade our minds.

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    wafter

    English

    Etymology 1

    Alteration of (etyl) waughter'', from (etyl) or (etyl) ''wachter'' (a guard), from ''wachten (to guard)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
  • (obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, wafts.
  • Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane — Beaumont and Fletcher.