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Name Most
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. mawst
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

Metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from Middle High German most, ultimately derived from Latin mustum vinum meaning "young (i.e. fresh) wine". The same term was also used to denote perry and cider, since these do not keep well and need to be drunk while still fresh.
Added 9/24/2019 by EncyclopediaBrown