pusher

noun
push·​er | \ ˈpu̇-shər How to pronounce pusher (audio) \

Definition of pusher

: one that pushes especially : one that pushes illegal drugs

Examples of pusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three pieces — the basin, the lid and the pusher, plus the stainless steel sieve that actually pulverizes the produce — all fit together and click into place with ease. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "Blender brand NutriBullet just introduced a fresh line of juicers," 3 Sep. 2020 Be gentle with your cuticle pusher — simply push back any waxy build-up on your natural toenail plate and near the cuticle area. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, "How to DIY a Spa-Worthy Pedicure at Home," 8 June 2020 Their often-futile efforts, equally disdainful toward pushers and users, divide the small town into factions. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Guilt and revenge limit the options for solving ‘Shooting Heroin’s’ opioid crisis," 3 Apr. 2020 Step 4: Remove Using a cuticle pusher, gently remove softened polish layer. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, "Let's Not Make a Practice of This, But Here's How To Take Off Acrylic Nails At Home," 3 Apr. 2020 The company argues that, as the regulatory entity that licensed doctors to dispense opioids, the DEA, not Walmart, was responsible for the failure to shut down pill pushers like Diamond sooner. James Bandler, ProPublica, "Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment.," 25 Mar. 2020 The mass production of penicillin during World War II helped pharmaceutical companies throw off their reputations as addictive drug pushers and rebrand themselves as producers of innovative, lifesaving products. New York Times, "How Big Pharma Grew Addicted to Big Profits," 12 Mar. 2020 This 18-piece one from Esarora features cosmetic scissors, tweezers, nail clippers, cuticle pushers and nippers, and more. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 amazing gifts for beauty, makeup, and skincare lovers," 22 Oct. 2019 Cutting or pushing cuticles back is standard practice during salon manicures, but Dr. Elbuluk says this is a DIY beauty don’t and to put down the cuticle cutters and wooden pushers. Bianca Lambert, SELF, "How to Maintain Healthy Nails and Cuticles Right Now," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of pusher

1591, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2020

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“Pusher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pusher. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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pusher

noun
How to pronounce pusher (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pusher

: someone who sells illegal drugs

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