push·​er ˈpu̇-shər How to pronounce pusher (audio)
: one that pushes
especially : one that pushes illegal drugs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The attachment comes with a food pusher that can handle small and large fruits and vegetables or blocks of cheese that are cut to size. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023 The recreational vehicle expo will feature B vans, hybrids, 5th wheels, fold-downs, toy haulers, diesel pusher, travel trailers and motorhomes. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2023 The film revolves around a Harlem drug pusher with style (O’Neal) who aims to make one final big score and then leave the business; criminals and corrupt police have other ideas. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Dec. 2022 Raf is a boundary pusher and will remain so working at Prada. Vogue Runway, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2022 Like a shrewd act of internet trolling, the blank sign is a button-pusher that lures its target into a revealing self-own. Jody Rosen, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2022 For Shauna's parents — who don't exactly view their daughter as a boundary-pusher — that's great news. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2022 The rest of the gel will soften and separate from your natural nail so it can be gently removed using a tool like a cuticle pusher, leaving little to no damage. Annie Blay, Allure, 19 Dec. 2022 Pinto recommends using a metal cuticle pusher to gently push the polish off your nails, pushing from your cuticles downward. Sydney Wingfield, Glamour, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pusher was in 1591

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“Pusher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pusher. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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push·​er ˈpu̇sh-ər How to pronounce pusher (audio)
: one that pushes
: a seller of illegal drugs

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