Many people ask us how we came up with our name. And everyone wants to know what it means.
Here is a bit of history about the "ster" extension in the English language and how we decided on the name Soldster, which we define as a MASTER OF SOLD.
The extension "ster" is from "estre" (agent), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, -ster has the following meanings:
(1) A suffix denoting the agent (originally a woman), especially a person who does something with skill or as an occupation; as in spinster (originally, a woman who spins),
songster, baxter (= bakester), youngster.
(2) A suffix denoting one who is a member of a group, such as Gangster, Mobster, Pollster, Youngster and later Hipster. The morpheme has, therefore, a meaning along the
lines of "a member of a group or a individual who is expert in a certain activity, or someone who has an affiliation with a certain way of life or attitude.
"Words such as Master and Spinster originate from the Old English and mean someone with exceptional skill at something.
When we were brainstorming for a really great, one or two syllable domain name for our ecommerce manaegmentsystem, we were inspired by names like Napster and Friendster,
which were going great guns back when we first began.
So we have to give thanks to Napster. "-ster" looks like it has become a cranberry morpheme with a meaning along the lines of "expert at something,
possibly (but not necessarily) what it's attached to"...