tast·​er | \ ˈtā-stər How to pronounce taster (audio) \

Definition of taster

1 : one that tastes: such as
a : one that tests something (such as tea) for quality by tasting
b : a person who is able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide
2 : a device for tasting or sampling

Examples of taster in a Sentence

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

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The Flavors: The melon soda was by far the most popular among our tasters. Sunset, "Our Favorite Sparkling CBD Drinks Are Relaxation in a Can," 22 Jan. 2018 Obviously, my bias doesn't make the most impartial taster of Reese's products. Woman's Day, "We Tried the New Reese's Cup Made Strictly For Peanut Butter Lovers," 27 Mar. 2019 This was a blind tasting, meaning tasters didn’t know which ketchup was which. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Battle of the ketchups: We taste 12, and winner is probably not your favorite brand," 25 June 2018 Most tasters preferred the recipe as written using unsalted butter. Erin Phraner, Good Housekeeping, "Salted Butter vs. Unsalted Butter, Does It Matter?," 10 Apr. 2013 Watch as two tasters try to pass the Master Cicerone (which is pronounced nothing like the Spanish word for pork rinds and more like the sea-sir-own). James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now," 27 Feb. 2019 At Wine Spectator, tasters are even tougher: Only about 3% of the 16,000 wines its editors tasted last year rated 95 points or more, according to executive editor Thomas Matthews. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "What Savvy Wine Buyers Should Know About the Points System," 3 May 2018 The church hosted its 10th Chili Cook-Off with 14 participants and many willing tasters. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To Cleveland.com., cleveland.com, "Chili Cook-Off puts spice into tasters' day: Olmsted Dates and Data," 29 Jan. 2018 Seven of our tasters said the same thing: that the beer was skunky. 5. Fox News, "Ultimate beer taste test: Ranking America's best-selling beers," 27 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of taster

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of taster

: a person who tastes foods or drinks to test their quality
British, informal : a small amount or sample of something that you can try to see if you like it


tast·​er | \ ˈtā-stər How to pronounce taster (audio) \

Medical Definition of taster

: a person able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide

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