Definition of

Sailor

  1. (noun, artifact) a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
  2. (noun, person) a serviceman in the navy
  3. (noun, person) any member of a ship's crew

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Origin of the word Sailor

  1. c.1400, sailer, from sail (v.) (see sail (n.)). Spelling with -o- emerged c.1500, probably by influence of tailor, etc., to distinguish the meaning "seaman, mariner" from "thing that sails." It replaced much older seaman, mariner (q.q.v.). more

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