re·​fresh·​er | \ ri-ˈfre-shər How to pronounce refresher (audio) \

Definition of refresher

1 : something (such as a drink) that refreshes
2 : reminder
3 : review or instruction designed especially to keep one abreast of professional developments refresher course

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Your favorite summer refresher gets a wintery twist with a splash of blood orange juice. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Blood Orange Spritz," 26 Nov. 2018 This summer, Carnegie Mellon will make its online math refresher available to all incoming students for the first time, in response to requests from students in past years, Ms. Barraclough said. Janaki Chadha, WSJ, "M.B.A. Programs Try Catering to Liberal-Arts Types—With Math Camp," 4 July 2018 As a refresher, the Iron Throne was created by the early Targaryen king Aegon the Conqueror, who collected the swords of his opponents and melded them together with the fiery breath of his dragon, Balerion the Black Dread. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Fans Think the New Poster Teases Who Ends Up on the Iron Throne," 23 Mar. 2019 For those who need a little bit of a refresher, Moose Mason is a Riverdale football player, a character taken straight from the comics. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Who is Moose on "Riverdale"?," 7 Feb. 2019 For those in need of a refresher, Jane's understanding of virginity began at 10-years-old, when her grandmother (AKA Alba) gave her a flower, noted its perfection, told her to crumple it, and instructed her to put it back together. Sonia Weiser, Marie Claire, "Jane's Finally Losing Her Virginity on 'Jane the Virgin,' and Here's Why It Should Be the Opposite of Magical," 17 Oct. 2016 Here’s a bit of a refresher… *On Feb. 19, 2015, the Sixers shipped Carter-Williams to the Bucks as part of a three-team deal that, ironically, also involved the Suns. Nick Tricome,, "How the Michael Carter-Williams trade continues to help Sixers," 23 June 2018 Remember, none of the drivers who tested Monday will take part in Tuesday's test, which is reserved for rookies and veterans in need of a refresher. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Why 2018 Indy cars performing like 2017 is both a good and bad thing for Indy 500," 30 Apr. 2018 As a refresher, Cooper and Shayk first struck up dating rumors in 2015, and engagement rumors followed at the end of 2016. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Make a Rare Red Carpet Appearance for the 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of refresher

chiefly US : something that helps you to remember something you have forgotten : a reminder about something

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