Pronunciation: (woch'ur), [key]
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.
4. See poll watcher.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.