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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WAWK-ər
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Meaning & History

From an English surname that referred to the medieval occupational of a walker, also known as a fuller. Walkers would tread on wet, unprocessed wool in order to clean and thicken it. The word ultimately derives from Old English wealcan "to walk".

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