taster

noun
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Some people are super tasters or super smellers, or even super see-ers, with an uncanny ability to remember faces. Maureen Stanton, Longreads, "Through a Glass, Tearfully," 17 Jan. 2020 Community members of all ages are invited to attend the event as tasters and vote on their choices for the Best Chili, Best Spirit, and Battle of the Badge awards. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Spring Klein Chamber to host inaugural Go Wild Chili Cook Off," 17 Jan. 2020 Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Reveals Prince Louis's and Princess Charlotte's Favorite Foods," 17 Dec. 2019 Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Reveals Prince Louis's and Princess Charlotte's Favorite Foods," 17 Dec. 2019 Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Reveals Prince Louis's and Princess Charlotte's Favorite Foods," 17 Dec. 2019 The tasters took notes on each variety and then ranked their preferences. Zoe Greenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Does the new Cosmic Crisp apple live up to the hype? We taste-tested it to find out," 5 Jan. 2020 Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Reveals Prince Louis's and Princess Charlotte's Favorite Foods," 17 Dec. 2019 Moreover, blindfolded tasters confirmed that the whites were noticeably tougher (given the same internal yolk temperature). J. Kenji López-alt, New York Times, "How to Boil the Perfect Egg," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of taster

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Taster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taster. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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taster

noun
How to pronounce taster (audio)

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

taster

noun
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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