-ster
noun combining form Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -estre female agent; akin to Middle Dutch -ster 1. one that does or handles or operates <
spinster
>
<
tapster
>
<
teamster
>
2. one that makes or uses <
songster
>
3. one that is associated with or participates in <
gamester
>
<
gangster
>
4. one that is <
youngster
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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