Meaning of watcher

watch•er

Pronunciation: (woch'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who watches or who keeps watch.
  2. an analytic observer of trends, fashions, events, celebrities, or the like: Fashion watchers will have noted that pleats have become popular again.
  3. a professional or experienced observer and analyst of political and historic trends and events, countries, or the like: China watchers in the State Department predict a change in that country's trade policy.
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