Garbler

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garbler One who garbles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garbler One who garbles, sifts, or separates: as, the garbler of spices (a former officer in London who looked after the purity of drugs and spices).
    • n garbler One who culls out or selects to serve a purpose; one who mutilates by selecting the worst and not the best; one who sophisticates or corrupts: as, a garbler of an account or statement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Garbler one who selects
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Most prob. It. garbellare—Ar. ghirbál, a sieve.