stuff·​er | \ ˈstə-fər How to pronounce stuffer (audio) \

Definition of stuffer

1 : one that stuffs
2 : an enclosure (such as a leaflet) inserted in an envelope in addition to a bill, statement, or notice
3 : a series of extra threads or yarn running lengthwise in a fabric to add weight and bulk and to form a backing especially for carpets

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Examples of stuffer in a Sentence

the different kinds of hot dog eaters: the stuffer who downs it in two bites; the nibbler; the mustard loader
Recent Examples on the Web Roy is considered an elite run-stuffer who is durable and adds athleticism to a large frame at 6-foot-1 and 332 pounds. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Panthers select Spring’s Bravvion Roy in sixth round," 25 Apr. 2020 At 6-4 and 329 pounds, Joseph has long been one of the NFL's best run stuffers. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "NFL free agency: Latest signings as teams, players continue to reach deals on Friday," 20 Mar. 2020 Elsewhere, Monday night's Packers-Vikings game projects as a nice stocking stuffer for a pair of teams eyeing NFC North supremacy and, in Green Bay's case, a viable shot at a first-round bye. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "USA TODAY Sports' Week 16 NFL picks: Do Cowboys or Eagles stake claim to NFC East crown?," 19 Dec. 2019 Plus, the cute little tins are easy to tote around and make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. Deanne Revel, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Hand Creams to Soothe Dry Skin," 8 Apr. 2020 Shelton was one of the best prospects in the 2015 draft coming out of Washington, a 339-pound monster of a run stuffer who drew comparisons to Vince Wilfork. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions, NFL free agency tracker: Lions becoming New England Midwest," 18 Mar. 2020 Have a look at the full list below and see if anything works as a potential stocking stuffer (or just a cheap treat for yourself). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: The best Cyber Monday 2019 tech deals under $50," 2 Dec. 2019 Truth be told, LifeStraws make great stocking stuffers. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, "Great Survival Gift Ideas for 2019," 22 Nov. 2019 Easter is on its way, along with all the spring decorations, basket stuffers, and beautiful desserts that the holiday entails. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, "When Is Palm Sunday in 2020? Everything You Need to Know About the Christian Holiday," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of stuffer

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 May 2020

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“Stuffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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