pleaser

noun

pleas·​er ˈplē-zər How to pronounce pleaser (audio)
plural pleasers
: a person or thing that offers pleasure or satisfaction
A classic corner bar and restaurant that's been updated, Dino's serves a pleaser of a brunch while it weaves the business' Italian heritage into the menu.Carol Deptolla
often used in combination
Cerith Wyn Evans's work looks impressive. His big, sprawling, humming white neons are real eye-pleasers.Eddy Frankel
see also crowd-pleaser, people pleaser

Examples of pleaser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charcuterie boards are always a crowd pleaser at events and dinner parties, so a reliable cheese serving board is a must-have for every good Southern host. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Patrick said the privacy of the cocoon seat, which is walled off on three sides, was another crowd pleaser. Randy Diamond, Sacramento Bee, 26 Jan. 2024 Wings are always a party pleaser, but there are so many other great recipes featuring the same great spicy flavor. Samantha Lande, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Jan. 2024 This comforting poppy seed chicken dinner is a sure-fire family pleaser. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Jan. 2024 The whole artichoke that comes with a gravy boat of vinaigrette on the side (19 francs) is a crowd pleaser. Noele Illien, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Prosecco is great on its own or as a go-to choice for cocktails and batch drinks — a perfect party pleaser. Samantha Leal, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2023 The fresh fish and pork ribs are always crowd pleasers. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 Tech finds are a perennial crowd pleaser, and Target has so many that are less than $100 right now, including Beats wireless headphones, Amazon Echo Show devices, and Ring security cameras. Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleaser was in the 15th century

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“Pleaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleaser. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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