See also: Maker, måker, and -maker

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From Middle English maker, makere, equivalent to make +‎ -er. Compare Scots makar, Saterland Frisian Moaker, West Frisian makker, Dutch maker, German Macher, Danish mager, Swedish makare. Doublet of makar.

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maker (plural makers)

  1. Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
    • 2018, Tim Flannery, Europe: A Natural History, page 186:
      The silhouette sharpens and fades as the carving is moved before the flames of the hearth, its maker grunts in perfect imitation of the ancestor - a human-lioness in oestrus.
  2. (usually capitalized and preceded by the) God.
  3. (now rare) A poet.
    • c. 1521, John Skelton, Speke Parott:
      Set ſophia aſyde, for euery iack raker
      And euery mad medler muſt now be a maker
    • 2000, Alasdair Gray, The Book of Prefaces, Bloomsbury, published 2002, page 9:
      It is refreshing to read how makers find great allies in the past to help them tackle the present. It helps us to see that literature is a conversation across boundaries of nation, century and language.
  4. (law) Someone who signs a promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.

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From maken (to make) +‎ -er.

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maker m (plural makers, diminutive makertje n, feminine maakster)

  1. maker (person or thing that makes, produces or repairs something)

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  • Jersey Dutch: mâker
  • Negerhollands: maaker
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: maker

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From maken +‎ -er.

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maker (plural makers)

  1. God as creator of all.
  2. Someone who makes; a craftsperson.
  3. An author or other creative.
  4. (rare) One who does.

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maker m

  1. indefinite plural of make