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From Middle English goldsmith, from Old English goldsmiþ (goldsmith), from Proto-Germanic *gulþasmiþaz (goldsmith), equivalent to gold +‎ smith. Cognate with Scots goldsmyth, gouldsmeth (goldsmith), Saterland Frisian Gouldsmid (goldsmith), West Frisian goudsmid (goldsmith), Dutch goudsmid (goldsmith), Danish guldsmed (goldsmith), Swedish guldsmed (goldsmith), Icelandic gullsmiður (goldsmith).

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goldsmith (plural goldsmiths)

  1. A person who makes, repairs or sells things out of gold, especially jewelry.
  2. (obsolete) A banker (because the goldsmiths of London used to receive money on deposit, being equipped to keep it safely).

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