• (British) IPA: /ˈdɛkstə/

dexter (not comparable)

  1. Right; on the right-hand side.
    • 1911, Saki, ‘The Match-Maker’, The Chronicles of Clovis:
      Clovis wiped the trace of Turkish coffee and the beginnings of a smile from his lips, and slowly lowered his dexter eyelid.
Translations Noun

dexter (plural dexters)

  1. (heraldry) The right side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the left side to the viewer.
  2. The right hand.

  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɛkstɚ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname for a female dyer.
  2. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and Canada, named for persons with the surname.
  3. A male given name.
    • 1969 Coretta Scott King, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, pages 204-205:
      I was in Atlanta with our three children — our second son, Dexter, named for our beloved church in Montgomery, had been born in January, and was still an infant.
  • French: Dexter
  • Portuguese: Dexter
  • Russian: Де́кстер

dexter (plural dexters)

  1. One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable for beef and milk. They are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat resemble a small shorthorn in build.

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