taster

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noun tast·er \ˈtā-stər\

Definition of taster

  1. 1 :  one that tastes: such asa :  one that tests something (such as tea) for quality by tastingb :  a person who is able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide

  2. 2 :  a device for tasting or sampling

Examples of taster in a Sentence

  1. The magazine printed a taster of the author's new novel.

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First Known Use of taster

14th century


TASTER Defined for English Language Learners

taster

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Definition of taster for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tastes foods or drinks to test their quality

  • : a small amount or sample of something that you can try to see if you like it


Medical Dictionary

taster

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noun tast·er \ˈtā-stər\

Medical Definition of taster

  1. :  a person able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide



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