- The definition of a warder is a guard in a prison.
An example of a warder is a prison guard.
warder definition by Webster's New World
- a person who guards; watchman
- a person who guards an entrance
- Chiefly Brit. a prison guard or officer
Origin: Middle English wardere ; from Anglo-French wardour, for Old French garder: see guard
- wardership noun
Origin: Late Middle English ; from wardrer, a club ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps warden, ward
warder definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A guard, porter, or watcher of a gate or tower.
- Chiefly British A prison guard.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman wardere, from Old North French warder, to guard; see warden .
- warˈder·shipˌ noun
Origin: Middle English, possibly from warden, to ward, from Old English weardian; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.