Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who makes or gives a pledge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who pledges or offers a pledge.
  • noun One who accepts an invitation to drink after another, or who pledges himself, his honor, word, etc., to another by drinking with him.

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

  • noun One who pledges.

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

  • noun someone who gives a pledge

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

  • noun someone who makes or gives a pledge

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Young describes how they turned one would-be pledger away because they wanted to give half their 10% to animal charities.

    The Saturday interview: Toby Ord and Bernadette Young on the joy of giving

  • The box of pawn tickets at his elbow had just been rifled and he took up idly one after another in his greasy fingers the blue and white dockets, scrawled and sanded and creased and bearing the name of the pledger as Daly or MacEvoy.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The box of pawn tickets at his elbow had just been rifled and he took up idly one after another in his greasy fingers the blue and white dockets, scrawled and sanded and creased and bearing the name of the pledger as Daly or MacEvoy.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The box of pawn tickets at his elbow had just been rifled and he took up idly one after another in his greasy fingers the blue and white dockets, scrawled and sanded and creased and bearing the name of the pledger as Daly or MacEvoy.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The State Headquarters furnished three franked post-cards to be sent to each pledger reminding him of his pledge -- one to be sent by the County Chairman, one by the postoffice or agency, and one by the State Director.

    History of War Savings Campaign of 1918 in North Carolina

  • The box of pawn tickets at his elbow had just been rifled and he took up idly one after another in his greasy fingers the blue and white dockets, scrawled and sanded and creased and bearing the name of the pledger as Daly or MacEvoy.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Tradition explains the ceremonies in this way: in the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!

    The Prince and the Pauper; a tale for young people of all ages

  • In the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee, the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!

    The Prince and the Pauper

  • In the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee, the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!

    The Prince and the Pauper, Part 9.

  • That being said I am a very big pledger to staff and friends who actually do take the plunge.

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