Which word entered English first:
upholster or upholsterer?
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The word upholster (1853) was coined as a back-formation - a
phenomenon in which new word is coined by dropping parts of another word - of
upholsterer (1613). Both words derive from the
Middle English upholdester, dealer in small
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