from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Watchful; vigilant; alert.
  • n. One who wakes somebody or something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who wakes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Watchful; vigilant.
  • n. One who wakes or rouses from sleep.
  • n. One who watches; a watcher.
  • n. One who attends a wake.

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

  • n. a person who awakes
  • n. someone who rouses others from sleep


From Middle English wakyr, from Old English wacor, waccor ("watchful, vigilant"), from Proto-Germanic *wakraz (“awake, watchful”), equivalent to wake +‎ -er. Cognate with Scots wakir ("watchful"), Dutch wakker ("awake"), German wacker ("awake, alert, capable, brave"), Swedish vacker ("wakeful, watchful, fair, comely"). (Wiktionary)
From wake +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)



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