roast·​er ˈrō-stər How to pronounce roaster (audio)
: one that roasts
: a device for roasting
: something adapted to roasting: such as
: a suckling pig
: a bird fit for roasting
especially : a young chicken larger than a broiler

Examples of roaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to roaster Andrew Schulz, another subject that was supposed to be off limits during the Brady roast was Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s 2019 arrest for allegedly soliciting prostitution in a Florida massage parlor. Zack Sharf, Variety, 22 May 2024 During an appearance on the We're Here to Help podcast with Jake Johnson and Gareth Reynolds, the stand-up comedian revealed following the May 5 Netflix comedy special, fellow roaster Kardashian followed up with her after the live event. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 Brady was the closing event for the upfront, appearing a week after his Netflix roast made global headlines (fellow roaster and Fox personality Rob Gronkowski was also in attendance). Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 May 2024 The Highland Park coffee roasters worked with Lynch, creating a Dutch Girl Donuts blend that's offered freshly roasted and sold in packages at the store. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2024 Fox Sports' Erin Andrews has a rave review for her new coworker, Tom Brady, and his roasters after the former NFL QB was pummeled with insults during the live special. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Guests can also drink from the offerings of San Diego brewers, cider makers, coffee roasters and distillers paired with cheese tastings. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2024 Still, Rice is happy to join the center’s roaster of artists who are looking to strengthen impact of the Vine Street art community. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 Test Kitchen Tip: A terra-cotta garlic roaster prevents overcooking. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Aug. 2023

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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 roaster was in the 15th century

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“Roaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


roast·​er ˈrō-stər How to pronounce roaster (audio)
: a device for roasting meat
: something (as a young chicken) suitable for roasting

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