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noun (1)

mash·​er ˈma-shər How to pronounce masher (audio)
: one that mashes
a potato masher


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noun (2)

: a man who makes passes at women

Examples of masher in a Sentence

Noun (2) a would-be masher who was more pathetic than anything else
Recent Examples on the Web
The number of cases prosecuted against mashers increased in the 1920s, reflecting a backlash against the nation’s new, more permissive morality. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Apr. 2024 This avocado masher could be one such way to reduce costs and increase productivity while paying workers more. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2024 Cook sausage in a skillet, and smoosh it with a potato masher to break it up. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 22 Mar. 2024 Scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl and coarsely mash with a potato masher or fork. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 Using a potato masher, break up some of the beans to thicken the soup. Mary G. Pepitone, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 This heat-resistant nylon masher can mix, stir, and mash soft foods and liquids with ease. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2024 Remove from heat, and mash with a potato masher until a thick puree forms with lumps no larger than a pea. Ronni Lundy, Southern Living, 25 Dec. 2023 Find it on Amazon This Potato Masher Is Highly Rated for Convenience Mash it up with this funky-looking meat and potato masher. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1591, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masher was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Masher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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