Sewer, Sewer, and Sewer

Why does the word “sewer” have to mean three different things? Definitions from are below.

1) One that sews: a sewer of fine clothing. (Me, but maybe not “fine.”)
2) An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.
3) (Historical Terms) (in medieval England) a servant of high rank in charge of the serving of meals and the seating of guests.

I feel uncomfortable writing, “Kathy the Sewer; I use “Kathy the Seamstress” instead.


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