See also: chéster



Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English Chestre, from Old English Ceaster, from ceaster, a borrowing from Latin castrum (camp). Doublet of castrum.

Proper nounEdit


  1. A city, the county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.
  2. Any of a number of towns in the United States and Canada:
    1. A town in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States.
    2. A census-designated place in Plumas County, California, United States.
    3. A ghost town in Merced County, California, United States.
    4. A town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States.
    5. A town in Dodge County, Georgia, United States.
    6. An unincorporated community in Fremont County, Idaho, United States.
    7. A city, the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois, United States.
    8. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Indiana, United States.
    9. A tiny city in Howard County, Iowa, United States.
    10. A town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
    11. A census-designated place in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States.
    12. A town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
    13. An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States.
    14. A small community in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States.
    15. A town, the county seat of Liberty County, Montana, United States.
    16. A village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States.
    17. A town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States.
    18. A town and village in Orange County, New York, United States.
    19. A town in Warren County, New York, United States.
    20. An unincorporated community in Meigs County, Ohio, United States.
    21. A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Major County, Oklahoma, United States.
    22. A city in Major County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    23. A small rural city, the county seat of Chester County, South Carolina, United States.
    24. An unincorporated community in Lake County, South Dakota, United States.
    25. A town in Tyler County, Texas, United States.
    26. A town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States.
    27. A census-designated place in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States.
    28. A city in Hancock County, West Virginia, United States.
    29. A town in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States.
    30. A village in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. An English habitational surname​.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Blend of child +‎ molester


Chester (plural Chesters)

  1. (prison slang) A child molester.

Further readingEdit




From English Chester, from Old English ceaster, a borrowing from Latin castrum (camp).

Proper nounEdit


  1. a male given name from English

Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit


  1. Alternative form of Chestre