taster

noun tast·er \ ˈtā-stər \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of taster

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TASTER Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun tast·er \ ˈtā-stər \

medical Definition of taster

: a person able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide


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