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

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Greg Przesmycki cranks out kielbasa sausage from a stuffer that turns the meat into links. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Joyview Meat in Redford celebrates 50 years of sausage making," 21 June 2019 As the centerpiece of the Rams’ defense, Donald has established himself as one of the best pass rushers and run-stuffers in the NFL. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, "Rams’ Aaron Donald ranked No. 1 by peers in NFL’s ‘Top 100 Players of 2019'," 1 Aug. 2019 New Orleans did sign Malcolm Brown in free agency, but his utility is more of a run-stuffer than pass-rusher. Jonathan Jones,, "NFC South Offseason Reports: Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston Face Critical Seasons," 18 June 2019 Gift-giving has long been seen as part of women’s work, the work of kinship, which includes researching must-have stocking stuffers, card-sending, and Paperless Post-ing birthday party invites. Sara Petersen, Vox, "Why do we stop giving meaningful gifts to our friends?," 3 Dec. 2018 The all-natural dry shampoo papers from Recess are lightweight, effective, and inexpensive, aka the perfect stocking stuffer or add-on present for the athlete in your life (or yourself, of course). Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "14 Little Beauty Gifts That Bring Big Joy, According to Vogue Editors," 3 Dec. 2018 Tile is a great stocking stuffer, especially with Best Buy’s promotion. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "It’s your last chance to get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest PS4 Pro bundle," 20 Oct. 2018 This year, lazy/boozy Black Friday-ers can snag all the too-cheap-to-pass-up cosmetic sets, kitschy animal onesies, and totally unnecessary but LOL stocking stuffers our impulse-purchasing hearts desire—all with a single intoxicated text. Sarah Lindig, Marie Claire, "America Is Great: You Can Do Your Black Friday Shopping Via Drunk Text," 21 Nov. 2015 The subject matter is heavy — this is no stocking stuffer. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of stuffer

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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