One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
huntsman, huntswoman, stalker, trapper, woodsmanView synonyms
- ‘In the second scene the hart is being broken up; its throat is cut, and the venerer, kneeling on the sward, is in the act of disembowelling it.’
- ‘A couple of seasons from now, the hunt, having been founded in 1939 - by that wizard of a venerer and breeder of hounds - will have reached its half century.’
- ‘He raised his gauntlet, signalling to his venerers that they might begin the drive.’
- ‘The author may himself be an experienced field sportsman, but we do not here sense the eternal passion of the venerer or his peculiar affinity with his quarry.’
- ‘This time he drew the knife and drove the point into the hart's neck, with the action of a venerer killing the real animal.’
Mid 19th century: from venery + -er.
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