spark·​er | \ ˈspär-kər How to pronounce sparker (audio) \
plural sparkers

Definition of sparker

1 : something that produces a spark especially : a device that produces a spark for lighting a torch, burner, etc. There were still some matches left, but they were too precious to use unnecessarily. The only alternatives now were a welder's sparker and a magnifying glass. — M. K. Wren
2 : something that sparks a feeling or activity It's a very affordable project to do and the result is a conversation sparker too.— Chrystal Johnson Pink was the prevalent shade of the night, with Gemma Chan, Angela Bassett … and even that tidy joy sparker herself, Marie Kondo, choosing the happy hue.— Michele Parente

First Known Use of sparker

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sparker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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