oat·​er ˈō-tər How to pronounce oater (audio)

Examples of oater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blick has assembled all the weathered, reliable elements for a compelling oater, and yet something gets lost along the trail. Tim Grierson, Chron, 7 Nov. 2022 Spaghetti Western classic A Fistful of Dollars, into 1995 Prohibition era oater Last Man Standing. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2022 Peele agrees with the idea that his film is a corrective to the typical Hollywood oater; Nope has the feel of a huge Western, the most American of genres, frequently loaded with subtext. Clark Collis, EW.com, 24 July 2022 The innate superiority of the Hemsworth family gene pool is demonstrated by Timothy Woodward Jr.’s low-budget oater in which Luke, older brother to Chris and Liam, plays Wild Bill Hickok. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 July 2017 Luke Hemsworth plays Wild Bill in this oater also featuring Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins and Bruce Dern. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 July 2017 Lee’s career, though, has faded with the popularity of the cinematic oater. Robert W. Butler, kansascity.com, 29 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oater was in 1946

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“Oater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oater. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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