cream·​er ˈkrē-mər How to pronounce creamer (audio)
: a small vessel for serving cream
: a nondairy product used as a substitute for cream (as in coffee)

Example Sentences

a matching sugar bowl and creamer
Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy that first sip with RAPID FIRE protein coffee creamer! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023 This mug is quite large and can accommodate 15 ounces worth of coffee, which will leave ample room for creamer without causing any overflow. Allison Faccenda, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2023 When used in food specifically, titanium dioxide is known as an additive called E171 and can be found in products like candy, chocolate, coffee creamer, cake decorations, chewing gum and even vitamin supplements. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 19 July 2022 Nondairy creamer, instant coffee and mashed potatoes, and dehydrated soups and sauces had been available at least since World War II; some products, like powdered milk, went way back to the nineteenth century. Richard Faulk, Discover Magazine, 4 June 2015 The gift set comes with Sleeptime and Chai flavors, plus a latte dust drink topper, oat milk and coconut creamer and a frother. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2022 My grandmother gave me this set of purple glass cups and saucers and a white creamer and sugar in the same pattern. Jerry L. Dobesh | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2022 Since then, the unconventional beverage — which consists of a soda mixed with creamer or half and half, flavored syrups, and lime juice — has popped up all across social media. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2022 Mimic your favorite coffeehouse pumpkin spice latte at home with pumpkin spice creamer. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of creamer was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Creamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


cream·​er ˈkrē-mər How to pronounce creamer (audio)
: a device for separating cream from milk
: a small container for serving cream
: a substitute for cream (as in coffee)
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