gusher

noun
gush·​er | \ ˈgə-shər How to pronounce gusher (audio) \

Definition of gusher

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

Examples of gusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the tunnel was about 33 yards long — with more than 100 to go — a water leak that had begun slowly turned into a gusher. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 Thanks to increasing energy prices, oil producers hit a financial gusher last quarter. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 29 Oct. 2021 Further to the west, Saudi Aramco delivered a gusher of profits last quarter. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2021 But almost immediately, Barberi said, a gusher of new migrants showed up. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 7 Sep. 2021 Moscow is eager to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany that will provide a gusher of revenue. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2021 But that friendship depends on not confronting the gusher of lies about the election, which are threatening the very democratic political system that Pence one day hopes to lead. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 7 Oct. 2021 But almost immediately, Barberi said, a gusher of new migrants showed up. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 7 Sep. 2021 But almost immediately, Barberi said, a gusher of new migrants showed up. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 7 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gusher.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gusher

1864, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About gusher

Dictionary Entries Near gusher

gush

gusher

gushet

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for gusher

Last Updated

29 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Gusher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gusher. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for gusher

gusher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gusher

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!