a combining form meaning “a person expert in or renowned for” something specified by the initial element (often used derisively):
schlockmeister; opinionmeister; dealmeister.
a person who excels at a particular activity: spinmeister, horror-meister
Very active in, adept at, or in charge of what is indicated •These words have proliferated hugely since the 1960s, apparently on the model of schlockmeister: admeister/ attackmeister/ blurbmeister/ budgetmeister/ burgermeister/ coupmeister/ dealmeister/ frissonmeister/ hypemeister/ kinkmeister/ megadealmeister/ mudmeister/ mushmeister/ opinionmeister/ ordealmeister/ packmeister/ perkmeister/ processmeister/ quote-meisters/ rapmeister/ schlockmeister/ shuttlemeister/ sleazemeister/ spinmeister/ spookmeister/ symbolmeister/ talkmeister/ trashmeister/ yakmeister
[fr German, or fr Yiddish mayster, ”master”; what was probably a Yiddish word was given, as is the custom, a German spelling]
[mahyt-ner] /ˈmaɪt nər/ noun 1. Lise [lee-zuh] /ˈli zə/ (Show IPA), 1878–1968, Austrian nuclear physicist. /German ˈmaitnər/ noun 1. Lise (ˈliːzə). 1878–1968, Austrian nuclear physicist. With Hahn, she discovered protactinium (1918), and they demonstrated with F. Strassmann the fission of uranium Meitner (mīt’nər) Austrian-born Swedish physicist who contributed to the first theories of nuclear fission. […]
[mahy-ster-sing-er, -zing-] /ˈmaɪ stərˌsɪŋ ər, -ˌzɪŋ-/ noun, plural Meistersinger, Meistersingers for 1. 1. Also, mastersinger. a member of one of the guilds, chiefly of workingmen, established during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in the principal cities of Germany, for the cultivation of poetry and music. 2. (italics) Die [dee] /di/ (Show IPA) an opera […]
[mahyt-nur-ee-uh m] /maɪtˈnɜr i əm/ noun, Chemistry, Physics. 1. a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element. Symbol: Mt; atomic number: 109. /ˈmaɪtnɪərɪəm/ noun 1. a synthetic element produced in small quantities by high-energy ion bombardment. Symbol: Mt; atomic no: 109 meitnerium (mīt-nûr’ē-əm) Symbol Mt A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding bismuth with iron ions. […]
waters of yellowness, or clear waters, a river in the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:46). It has been identified with the river ‘Aujeh, which rises at Antipatris.