See also: Potter

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English pottere, from late Old English pottere (potter), equivalent to pot +‎ -er, influenced by Old French potier (potter). More at pot. Displaced Old English crocwyrhta (literally pot worker).

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potter (plural potters)

  1. One who makes pots and other ceramic wares.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, “Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato,”, in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, volume 92, page 453:
      shoemakers, weavers, potters, bronzeworkers who produced and purveyed the articles necessary for daily life.
  2. One who places flowers or other plants inside their pots.
  3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
  4. One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
    • 1829, Thomas De Quincey, “Professor Wilson”, in Edinburgh Literary Gazette:
      the convivial society of gipsies, tinkers, potters, strolling players, &c.
  5. The red-bellied terrapin, Pseudemys rubriventris (species of turtle).
  6. The chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia.
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  • (Biblical) Bratcher, Dennis Bratcher (2006), The Potter, The Voice CRI/Voice Institute[1]

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Etymology 2 edit

Frequentative of pote, equivalent to pote +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch poteren, peuteren (to poke, pry, search).

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potter (third-person singular simple present potters, present participle pottering, simple past and past participle pottered)

  1. (British) To act in a vague or unmotivated way; to fuss about with unimportant things.
  2. (British) To move slowly or aimlessly. (Often potter about, potter around.)
  3. (obsolete) To poke repeatedly.
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potter m or f

  1. indefinite plural of potte

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potter f

  1. indefinite plural of potte

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  1. indefinite plural of pott