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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: from venery + -er.
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