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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, early 17th century


A geographical index or dictionary.

Examples of Gazetteer in a sentence

"The gazetteer had a very detailed index."

"Even though gazetteers are old fashioned, they can still be useful historial tools."

About Gazetteer

This word stemmed from French but originated from the Italian “gazzettiere,” from “gazzetta.”

Did you Know?

“Gazetteer” comes directly from Laurence Eachard’s “The Gazetteer’s, or Newsman’s Interpreter,” a 1693 geographical handbook for folks in the newspaper industry. The second edition’s title was shortened to “The Gazetteer.” The archaic definition of “gazetteer” is a journalist.

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