Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that tells lies.

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  • n. One who tells lies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lies; a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who deceives by false report or representation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

Etymologies

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From Middle English lier, from Old English lēogere ("liar, false witness, hypocrite"), from lēogan ("to lie, deceive, belie, betray, be in error, charge falsely"), equivalent to lie +‎ -er. Cognate with German Lügner ("liar"), Icelandic lygari ("liar"). More at lie.

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