dropper

noun

drop·​per ˈdrä-pər How to pronounce dropper (audio)
1
: one that drops
2
: a short glass or plastic tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops

called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

dropperful noun

Examples of dropper in a Sentence

He put drops in his eyes with a dropper.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dropper was circa 1700

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Cite this Entry

“Dropper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropper. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

dropper

noun
drop·​per ˈdräp-ər How to pronounce dropper (audio)
1
: one that drops
2
: a short glass or plastic tube with a rubber bulb used to measure out liquids by drops

called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

dropperful noun

Medical Definition

dropper

noun
drop·​per ˈdräp-ər How to pronounce dropper (audio)
: a short glass tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops

called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

dropperful noun

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