shaker

noun shak·er \ ˈshā-kər \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of shaker

1 : one that shakes: such as
a : a utensil or machine used in shaking
  • cocktail shaker
b : one that incites, promotes, or directs action
  • a mover and shaker
2 capitalized
[from a dance with shaking movements performed as part of worship]
: a member of a millenarian sect originating in England in 1747 and practicing celibacy and an ascetic communal life

Shaker

adjective

Shakerism

play \ˈshā-kə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Examples of shaker in a Sentence

  1. a member of the Shakers

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First Known Use of shaker

15th century


SHAKER Defined for English Language Learners

shaker

noun

Definition of shaker for English Language Learners

  • : a container that is shaken to mix something or to make something come out

  • Shaker : a member of a U.S. religious group that is known for living simply in close communities


SHAKER Defined for Kids

shaker

noun shak·er \ ˈshā-kər \

Definition of shaker for Students

: a container used to mix the contents or sprinkle out some of the contents a drink shaker
  • a salt shaker

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