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 For guests, a stay at Tenuta di Artiminio also gives a taster of the splendors of noble Medici country living. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 May 2022 In particular, the hints of acacia and elderberry deceive the taster who expects a wine with a sugary residue which is instead a dry wine. John Mariani, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The Louisville woman is a super taster, a scientist, and also — a new mom. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2022 The taster package for spectators is $35 ($25 for ages 12-20) and includes unlimited tastings, vote for people's choice for best brisket, ribs and pork butt and four beer samplings (or two pop or water under 21 years old). Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2022 And earlier this month, the Foos made the long-haul to Australia earlier for a one-off stadium date in Geelong, a taster for a full-scale tour Down Under later this year. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 Putin is the last whiff of Soviet Communism, a KGB man whose father was Stalin’s food taster. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Lei’s husband, Jason Rice, her partner and official taster in the business, pointed out his favorite, the Chicago Corn: salty and savory, inspired by the wildly popular Chicago mix at Garrett’s Popcorn. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, 2 Feb. 2022 Rachel serves as our official recipe taster and helps to refine the recipe once it’s in development. Robin Raven, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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