Meaning of “fortune teller” in the English Dictionary

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"fortune teller" in English

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fortune tellernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔː.tʃuːn ˌtel.ər/ us /ˈfɔːr.tʃuːn ˌtel.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • An astonishing number of them consult palmists, soothsayers, and fortune tellers. 
  • Every fortune teller I ever saw told me that no one understood me. 
  • Had another fortune teller tell his fortune. 
  • We worked along the hill up to where the fortune teller had said the money was. 
  • What if he's gone and cut himself badly, always digging and making holes in the ground, since that silly old fortune teller said he would find a mine on the farm. 

(Definition of “fortune teller” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fortune teller" in American English

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fortune tellernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔr·tʃən ˌtel·ər/

a person who tells you what that person thinks will happen to you in the future

(Definition of “fortune teller” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)