Definition of souter in US English:

souter

(also soutar)

noun

Northern English, Scottish
  • A shoemaker.

    • ‘As far as my own garden is concerned, there is a saying that ‘the soutar's bairns are the worst shod’ and in gardening terms that could apply to me.’
    • ‘The balls were probably made by a souter (a shoemaker or cobbler), whose stitching skills were essential to producing a good ball.’
    • ‘An interlude follows in which are described the adventures of Chastity among humbler folks, a tailor, a soutar, and their wives.’

Origin

Old English sūtere, from Latin sutor, from suere ‘sew’.

Pronunciation

souter

/ˈso͞odər/