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waller | walter |

As a proper noun waller

is .

As a verb walter is

(obsolete|dialect|uk|scotland) to roll or wallow; to welter.



Etymology 1

wall + -er


(en noun)
  • One who builds walls.
  • Etymology 2

    From wallow'' or wallower .


    (en noun)
  • The place where animals make their bed.
  • The wels catfish.
  • Derived terms
    * hog waller, hogwaller


    (en verb)
  • References

    * * ' waller, ''Cassell's Dictionary of Slang , by Jonathon Green, 2nd edition, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.: 2005, ISBN 0304366366. * ' waller', Gratitude for Shoes: Growing Up Poor in the Smokies , by Cleo Hicks Williams, iUniverse, 2005 ISBN 0595356826



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * ~1590 , Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, Scene I
  • Whitmore . And so am I; my name is Walter Whitmore. / How now! why start'st thou? what! doth death affright?
    Suffolk''. Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is death. / A cunning man did calculate my birth, / And told me that by ''Water'' I should die. / Yet let not this make thee be bloody-minded; / Thy name is - ''Gaultier , being rightly sounded.
  • * 1991 , Talking It Over , ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 13:
  • And with some appellations, the contrary applies. Like Walter', for instance. You can't be '''Walter''' in a pram. You can't be ' Walter until you're about seventy-five in my view.