charger

1 of 2

noun (1)

char·​ger ˈchär-jər How to pronounce charger (audio)
: a large flat dish or platter

charger

2 of 2

noun (2)

charg·​er ˈchär-jər How to pronounce charger (audio)
1
: one that charges: such as
a
: an appliance for holding or inserting a charge of powder or shot in a gun
b
: a cartridge clip
c
: a device for charging storage batteries
2
: a horse for battle or parade

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English chargeour, from Anglo-French, from charger

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of charger was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near charger

Cite this Entry

“Charger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charger. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

charger 1 of 2

noun

char·​ger ˈchär-jər How to pronounce charger (audio)
: a large flat dish or platter

charger

2 of 2

noun

charg·​er
ˈchär-jər
1
: a cavalry horse
2
: a device for charging storage batteries

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