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for openers

Definition of for openers


  1. 1 :  as the first thing to be thought about or said <She began by asking what we'd done with her money. And that was just for openers!>

  2. 2 chiefly US —used to introduce a statement that is the first in a series of statements <“What didn't you like about my poem?” “Well, for openers, I hated the title.”>

Word by Word Definitions

openerplay openers
  1. :  one that opens : as

    :  cards of sufficient value for a player to open the betting in a poker game

    :  the first item, contest, or event of a series

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