Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pronounces doom or judgment; in Scotland, formerly, the public executioner. In the case of a capital conviction in the Court of Justiciary, the doom or sentence was repeated by the executioner in the judge's words, with the addition, “This I pronounce for doom.”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. Same as dempster.
- doom + -ster (Wiktionary)
“Savills even thinks some so-called "doomster" analysts who have calculated UK homes to be over-valued by as much as 30% could turn out to be accurate, at least in regard to some types of property in certain locations.”
“His boss at Potsdam is serial doomster John Schellnhuber.”
“Finally, what struck me about so much doomster literature is its moralism.”
“And as for Harvard historian, Niall Ferguson, he has been, in his words, a "moderate doomster," warning on this program just a few weeks ago that the gigantic budget deficits of the United States could eventually have dire consequences.”
“He has described himself as a "moderate doomster.”
“I hae fronted the doomster three times, and here I stand, Jim”
“How good are the doomster predictions of environmentalists?”
“Inspired by WarrenBuffettWarren Buffett's memorable dismissal of spendthrift America as "Squanderville," doomster pundits point portentously to the "twin towers" of debt: record trade deficits ($900 billion) and budget deficits (a projected $448 billion).”
“He, or she, as the case happens, may be ordered to "kiss the four corners of the room;" "bite an inch off the poker;" "kneel to the prettiest, bow to the wittiest, and kiss the one he (or she) loves best," or any one of a dozen similarly silly ordeals, as the doomster proposes, may have to be gone through.”
“By the end of the day the jurors had found Walter Stewart guilty; and the doomster, a black-robed clerk, rising up, pronounced the sentence that condemned Walter Stewart of”
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