• (British) IPA: /ˈpɒtə/

potter (plural potters)

  1. One who makes pots and other ceramic wares.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 453,
      shoemakers, weavers, potters, bronzeworkers who produced and purveyed the articles necessary for daily life.
  2. One who places flowers or other plants inside their pots.
  3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
  4. One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
  5. The red-bellied terrapin, Pseudemys rubriventris species of turtle.
  6. The chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia.
  • (Pseudemys rubriventris) northern red-bellied cooter
  • (maker of ceramics) ceramicist
Translations Verb

potter (potters, present participle pottering; past and past participle pottered)

  1. (British) To act in a vague or unmotivated way; to fuss about with unimportant things.
  2. (British) To move slowly or aimlessly. (Often potter about, potter around.)
  3. (obsolete) To poke repeatedly.


potter (plural potters)

  1. A person from Stoke-on-Trent
  2. (soccer) someone connected with Stoke City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Proper noun
  1. Surname for a potter.
  • Portuguese: Potter
  • Russian: По́ттер

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