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bedder

Line breaks: bed¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛdə
 
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Definition of bedder in English:

noun

1A plant suitable for use as a bedding plant.
Example sentences
  • Excellent summer bedder, pot plant or standard.
  • To manage them as bedders they must be multiplied by cuttings in the usual way of "soft-wooded" plants, and be put out late in May.
  • Hardy plants, including alpines, need as much attention in their way as the old-fashioned tender bedders.
2British informal A servant employed to clean rooms in Cambridge colleges.
Example sentences
  • Cambridge had its ‘bedders‘, Oxford has its ‘scouts‘.
  • We also have, most useful of things, a kitchen cleanliness freak and of course, five visits a week from a bedder, dubbed by my Greek and Italian flatmates ‘Santa Martha’.
  • This includes emptying work surfaces, cleaning the sink and cooker and wiping paintwork - though the bedders are not expected to fight through piles of washing-up.
3 [in combination] British informal A house or flat with a specified number of bedrooms: a studio or one-bedder

Words that rhyme with bedder

cheddar, Edda, Enzedder, header, Kedah, shedder, shredder, spreader, tedder, threader, treader, Vedda

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