greeter vs welcomer what difference

what is difference between greeter and welcomer


Etymology 1

From Middle English greter, gretter, equivalent to greet +‎ -er.


greeter (plural greeters)

  1. A person who greets people on their arrival.
  2. (tourism) A volunteer who shows tourists around their home city or region for free.

Etymology 2

From greet (to weep) +‎ -er.


greeter (plural greeters)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) One who weeps or mourns.


  • “greeter”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


  • regreet



From English greeter.


  • IPA(key): /ɡʁi.tœʁ/


greeter m or f (plural greeters)

  1. (tourism, anglicism) greeter (volunteer who shows tourists around their home city or region for free)


Etymology 1

From Middle English welcomer, welcomere, equivalent to welcome +‎ -er (agent suffix).


welcomer (plural welcomers)

  1. Something which or someone who welcomes people, especially newcomers.
    • 1764, Sir Humphrey Lunatic (pseudonym of Francis Gentleman), A Trip to the Moon, London: S. Crowder, 2nd edition, 1765, Volume I, Chapter 2, p. 21,[1]
      At this Point of Time my Host, as I may call my sage Welcomer, directed a Kind of Procession, which tho’ not grand, nor very regular, appeared to be calculated as a high Compliment to me []
    • 1895, Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, Part Six, Chapter 1,[2]
      On their arrival the station was lively with straw-hatted young men, welcoming young girls who bore a remarkable family likeness to their welcomers, and who were dressed up in the brightest and lightest of raiment.
    • 1933, Robert Byron, First Russia, Then Tibet, Part II, Chapter 2,[3]
      It transpired that my welcomers, without whose kindness I should now have been in tears, had made me an honorary member of the Sind Club, a palace of comfort, good food, and eternal drinks, set in a compound of flowering trees, where I found myself in possession of a suite of three rooms and the usual offices.
  2. Something or someone that greets or is present for the arrival of something.
    • c. 1592, William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act IV, Scene 1,[4]
      Farewell, thou woful welcomer of glory!


Etymology 2

From welcome +‎ -er (comparative suffix).



  1. comparative form of welcome: more welcome

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