stuff·​er | \ˈstə-fər \

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

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But while a well-meaning book about hope might make for an appealing stocking-stuffer, readers should expect more from Ms. Lamott. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "‘Almost Everything’ Review: Finding Beauty," 26 Oct. 2018 Gift them as a sophisticated stocking stuffer for every woman in your life. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Goop x JINsoon Launch Chic Nail Polish Sets," 17 Dec. 2014 The Stanley 3-Piece Wood Chisel Set is a perfect stocking stuffer. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "If You Need Some Power Tools, Today Is the Day," 4 Dec. 2017 An instinctive and intelligent read-and-react player, the 6-foot-2-inch, 230-pounder is a big, thumping run stuffer who has decent foot speed and coverage skills. Nora Princiotti,, "Scouting the 2018 NFL Draft, position by position," 24 Apr. 2018 Stat-sheet-stuffer-supreme and those kinds of things. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Where are they now? Clark Kellogg is on a golf course, waiting for hoops season," 18 June 2018 The front-line rotation is decent with run-stuffer Tanzel Smart and versatile inside-outside guys Ethan Westbrooks and Dominique Easley. Andy Benoit,, "The NFL’s Most Dynamic Team? 10 Thoughts on the 2018 Rams," 18 June 2018 But New Haven has a guy named Romeo Weems, who gave new meaning to the term stat-stuffer. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school boys basketball: Son of Swami picks quarterfinals," 19 Mar. 2018 The Tigers could run the offense through Porter, a stat-sheet stuffer. Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "Mizzou Monday: A Jontay Porter return? Jordan Barnett in the NBA and more | The Kansas City Star," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of stuffer

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stuffer was in 1611

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