See also: Walker

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English walkere (one who walks, traveller), equivalent to walk +‎ -er.

NounEdit

walker (plural walkers)

  1. The agent noun of to walk: a person who walks or a thing which walks, especially a pedestrian or a participant in a walking race.
    • 1815 December (indicated as 1816), [Jane Austen], chapter VIII, in Emma: [], volume I, London: [] [Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, OCLC 1708336, page 118:
      I would ask for the pleasure of your company, Mr. Knightley, but I am a very slow walker, and my pace would be tedious to you; and, besides, you have another long walk before you, to Donwell Abbey.
    • 2005, Carlo De Vito, 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me: Life Lessons from a Man's Best Friend, page 88:
      We hired a walker for the dogs during the day.
  2. A walking frame.
    Synonyms: walking frame, Zimmer frame
  3. (often in the plural) A shoe designed for comfortable walking. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A zombie.
  5. A male escort who accompanies a woman to an event.
    • 1980 December 29, New York, volume 14, number 1, page 26:
      He's really just a 'walker' for old ladies!" Walkers, now, are a special breed of pilot fish — entertaining male escorts.
    • 1981, Spare rib: Volumes 108-119:
      Women at the top — Lady Di and Nancy Reagan in particular — apparently have 'walkers' — men to escort them on public and private occasions providing a respectable cover, while the male who is their sexual partner is off on more pressing business.
    • 1984, Clemens David Heymann, Poor little rich girl: the life and legend of Barbara Hutton:
      In the vernacular of the trade, he was what is commonly known as "a walker" — an entertaining male escort who is usually sexually unthreatening []
    • 2007, The Walker (film about a male escort)
  6. A gressorial bird.
  7. (law) A forester.
  8. (science fiction) A kind of military robot or mecha with legs for locomotion.
    • 2011, Dave Wolverton, The Courtship of Princess Leia: Star Wars Legends, page 144:
      Two of the walkers circled the pillars. Their searchlights played through the trees, then turned back to Leia and the others.
    • 2019, Joe Meno, BrickJournal #60, page 37:
      It also takes a good amount of inspiration from Metal Gear Solid 4's biomechanical designs, namely the Gekko walkers and their synthetic musculature.
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  • Irish: válcaeir

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere (one who fulls cloth), equivalent to walk (to full) +‎ -er.

NounEdit

walker (plural walkers)

  1. (now rare) Synonym of fuller.
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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English walker, from Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere.

NounEdit

walker

  1. (slang) a prostitute

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From walk (waulk, full, tuck) +‎ -er.

NounEdit

walker m (genitive singular walker, plural walkeryn)

  1. tucker
    Synonym: walkeyder