stuff·​er ˈstə-fər How to pronounce stuffer (audio)
: one that stuffs
: an enclosure (such as a leaflet) inserted in an envelope in addition to a bill, statement, or notice
: 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

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 Amazon’s Holiday Shop is chock-full of stellar gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and festive decor. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 This $12 Amazon option in a bright, springy blue hue is the perfect Easter basket stuffer for kids that love the style and convenience of designer belt bags. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 9 Mar. 2024 Keep reading for 20 of the best Easter basket stuffers for kids. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 9 Mar. 2024 Stocking stuffers: Fishing lures and knickknacks make great stocking stuffers. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Porter leads the team in minutes and emerged as a stat stuffer in a handful of categories. Journal Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 Approximately 1 cup at a time, run the mix through an electric stuffer until all the meat is used, making 6 8-inch links of sausage. Kimberly Winter Stern, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Iowa State’s Tamin Lipsey is the consummate stat-sheet stuffer, leading the team in points (14.5), assists (5.6), rebounds (5.5) and steals (3.4). USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 Its top selling Fan Favorite Honey Trio — Bourbon, Salted and Cinnamon — is perfect for stocking stuffers, tea lovers, charcuterie fans and hostess gifts. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'stuffer.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stuffer was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near stuffer

Cite this Entry

“Stuffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!