wharfinger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wharfage + -er.

NounEdit

wharfinger (plural wharfingers)

  1. (chiefly historical) The owner or manager of a wharf.
    • 1993, Samuel Beckett, Dream of Fair to Middling Women, ISBN 1559702176, page 7:
      “Get off my pier,” said the wharfinger rudely, “and let me get home to my tea.”
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