re·​fresh·​er ri-ˈfre-shər How to pronounce refresher (audio)
: something (such as a drink) that refreshes
: review or instruction designed especially to keep one abreast of professional developments
refresher course

Examples of refresher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But safety training doesn’t stop there—even the most veteran flight attendants are required to return to ground training each year for a refresher. Bobby Laurie, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Feb. 2024 If your knowledge of a total solar eclipse extends about as far as a DIY pinhole projector, a brief refresher: When the moon passes between the sun and earth and blocks the view of the sun, that’s when a total solar eclipse takes place. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2024 In the Starbucks app, there are some customization recommendations for expedited ordering — including adding Golden Foam to an iced chai latte, an iced matcha latte, a Dragon Drink refresher and a Paradise Drink refresher. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 Quick refresher: Cuffing season is a phenomenon that happens during the colder months when romantic relationships start and become official most often. Elizabeth Gulino,, 16 Nov. 2023 The Single Village Fix is an underappreciated refresher made of mezcal, lime juice, and pineapple-gum syrup. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023 Caliber 3, a shooting range and training center in the cluster of settlements called Gush Etzion, began offering twice-daily training sessions on handling a gun for license applicants and licensees seeking a refresher. John Hudson, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2023 Combine it with prosecco or Champagne to create an enchanting cocktail – or blend it with sparkling water for a nonalcoholic refresher. Anna Tingley, Variety, 19 Dec. 2023 For a refresher on the many ways a relationship can end, check out the splits of 2023. Glamour, 2 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Refresher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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re·​fresh·​er ri-ˈfresh-ər How to pronounce refresher (audio)
: something that refreshes
: review or instruction designed especially to keep one familiar with professional progress

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