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

Examples of pusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Green Dragon was essentially a distribution operation, buying larger quantities of both heroin and morphine, processing them for street sale, and then selling that product to street-level dope pushers. Carol Roark, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 July 2024 Using tools like a cuticle pusher can help lift the nails from the side, while glue-on nails may require a nail glue remover. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 27 June 2024 The crown and dial colors are coordinated according to function, with each pusher matched to a function on the dial. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 21 June 2024 Adaptive surfer Ronen Chen, seated, of Team Isreal, celebrates with his pusher, Adi Klang, after competing during the International Surfing Association’s World Para Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach, CA, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. Laylan Connelly, Orange County Register, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pusher 

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

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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 25 Jul. 2024.

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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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