gush·er | \ˈgə-shər \

Definition of gusher 

: one that gushes specifically : an oil well with a copious natural flow

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See the chart here: And that’s at least in part because of the gusher of money that corporations are directing to investors through stock buybacks and dividends. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts," 8 May 2018 Centuries later, tequila has exploded again, in a gusher that has turned unlikely gringo wildcatters into tequila billionaires. Mark Seal, WSJ, "The Tequila Gold Rush," 19 June 2018 Conventional drilling produced big gushers in the '90s, but wells quickly petered out and the industry moved on. Alex Nussbaum, Houston Chronicle, "Aging oil play getting new life," 15 June 2018 Venezuela holds the world's largest supply of crude oil -- which once seemed like an endless gusher of cash for the government. Mariano Castillo And Marilia Brocchetto, CNN, "Polls open in Venezuela as Maduro seeks reelection," 20 May 2018 Throughout previous controversies in recent years, Facebook’s user population climbed steadily, fortifying the basis for an ever-growing gusher of advertising revenue. Kirsten Grind, WSJ, "Next Worry for Facebook: Disenchanted Users," 22 Mar. 2018 And the sharp drops in Argentine and Turkish markets suggest that trickle is turning into a gusher. New York Times, "Emerging Markets Are Worrying Investors, Again," 23 May 2018 Lloyd’s comeback beginning in the late 1980s has produced acclaimed records featuring Moran, Brad Mehldau, the late Billy Higgins and many others, as well as a recent gusher of accolades. James Sullivan,, "Jazz master Charles Lloyd’s never-ending quest leads to Newport," 18 May 2018 American geologists would soon discover oil in the desert, providing a gusher of cash to fund a lavish lifestyle for the royal family. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "‘I Am the Mastermind’: Mohammed bin Salman’s Guide to Getting Rich," 16 May 2018

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gusher

: someone or something that gushes; especially : an oil well that produces a large and forceful flow of oil

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