Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A treasurer; a steward.
  • noun One who hoards or accumulates; one who lays up a store of something; one who gathers and keeps a stock or fund.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who hoards.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who hoards; one who accumulates, collects, and stores.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use

Etymologies

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From hoard + -er.

Examples

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  • "With rice stocks low, the government has been negotiating with neighbouring countries to secure imports, signing a deal with Vietnam last week and working for another one with Thailand.

    Fears of public unrest are growing.

    President Gloria Arroyo has asked authorities to crack down on hoarders. Officials have said they could be charged with economic sabotage - a crime that carries a life sentence."

    - 'Asian states feel rice pinch', BBC website, 3 April 2008.

    April 5, 2008