cream·​er | \ ˈkrē-mər How to pronounce creamer (audio) \

Definition of creamer

1 : a small vessel for serving cream
2 : a nondairy product used as a substitute for cream (as in coffee)

Examples of creamer in a Sentence

a matching sugar bowl and creamer
Recent Examples on the Web Ten settings have a black trim, along with the creamer and sugar, while two are silver to match the teapot. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Setting the table with flair: Yenke Peddler antiques," 1 Oct. 2020 In a separate saucepan, combine milk, honey and creamer. Alex Darus, cleveland, "9 fall drinks to make at home," 24 Sep. 2020 Items suggested for donation include paper bowls and plates, disposable plastic cups, trash bags, detergent pods, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, creamer and sugar in pourable canisters, granola and breakfast bars. al, "Mobile Saenger movie series takes flight with ‘Airplane!’ Oct. 1," 23 Sep. 2020 My Instacart shopper is trying to substitute carrots with non-dairy creamer. Elaine Friedman, The New Yorker, "Escaping the City," 28 Aug. 2020 Do bunnies like non-dairy creamer or just the real stuff? Elaine Friedman, The New Yorker, "Escaping the City," 28 Aug. 2020 Homemade horchata concentrate is a tasty addition to your morning smoothie, or in place of creamer in your morning cuppa joe. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Horchata so good, you won’t even know it’s vegan," 26 Aug. 2020 Cabinets that used to hold coffee creamer, sugar, and other delights are now police-taped like a crime scene. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Respawn point: The inevitable reincarnation of the corporate office," 21 Aug. 2020 On Sunday, July 26, Ebony Williams, who was on her way back from getting vanilla coffee creamer, spotted the little boy in the 1800 block of Southwest 68th Avenue, in the area of the Willowbrook Apartments. al, "Leila Cavett disappearance: What we know about missing mom, recovered toddler," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of creamer

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Oct 2020

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“Creamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of creamer

US : a small container that is used for serving cream
: a liquid or powder that is used instead of cream in coffee or tea

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