a suffix creating agent nouns usually from nouns, as in songster, gamester, trickster, youngster, roadster.

{Middle English; Old English -estre, -istre, related to Dutch -ster, Middle Low German -(e)ster}
Usage: The Old English suffix created feminine agentive nouns from verbs. Later these forms became associated with trade occupations which were largely for women, such as seamster. Related to this is spinster. In modern formations, as gamester, trickster, etc., it is a suffix attached to nouns as a mild put-down, this humour deriving from the trade association. It is also used in conjunction with the definite article to provide an affectionate variant of personal names, as in Steven becoming the Stevester.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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