I am new to this site.While reading a mail ,I came across this phrase.

" askers asking questions, answerers answering "

While I was typing I was prompted with the following options ,none of which suite to my current question.

  • answers
  • answered
  • answer

And I quote from Collins dictionary which says,

answer Word forms: plural, 3rd person singular present tense answers , present participle answering , past tense, past participle answered.

Similarly I quote from Cambridge dictionary,

answer noun :reaction

My question is does the word "answerers" exist ?


1 Answer 1


Yes, it exists.

Answer = the "result" of a question

Answerer = the person (or robot?!) providing an answer

Answerers = plural of answerer

Note that it is informal and rarely used.

  • but just because a word exists doesn't mean it should be used
    – WendyG
    Jun 10, 2019 at 10:35
  • @WendyG: true. On the other hand, if it exists and if it fits, why not. Especially if it is not "4-lettered".
    – virolino
    Jun 10, 2019 at 10:37
  • because it is just a horrible word to say
    – WendyG
    Jun 10, 2019 at 10:52
  • 1
    Again, you might be correct. But there are more horrible words, and yet people use them :(
    – virolino
    Jun 10, 2019 at 10:58

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