ta·​ter | \ ˈtā-tər How to pronounce tater (audio) \

Definition of tater

1 dialect : potato

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Less time hanging around, waiting for your 'taters to cook is a good thing in our book. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "What Are the Best Potatoes for Roasting?," 11 Sep. 2019 Bratwurst, chicken sausage, tater tots and Bavarian pretzels available for purchase. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "2019 Oktoberfest events around the Bay Area," 9 Sep. 2019 The eight burger varieties range from $11 to $16 and come with seasoned fries, onion rings, cole slaw or tater tots. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Casinos put the sizzle in red-hot burger trend," 8 Sep. 2019 The menu includes quarter-pound bulgogi burgers, spicy pork belly rice bowls, salads, and sides of jap chae and tater tots. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A roastery, coffee bar and restaurant all-in-one opens in the Arts District," 27 Aug. 2019 There’s also a new quick-service eatery, Woody’s Lunch Box, with options like a s’mores French toast breakfast sandwich, Totchos (tater tot nachos) and root beer floats. USA TODAY, "Disney parks celebrate Pixar on both coasts," 29 June 2018 This no-frills spot on Route 66 serves Footlong Chili Dogs (served with green or red chili), tater tots and a killer Frito pie. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer, PEOPLE.com, "The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 17 July 2019 Fries, tater tots or onion rings come with all burger orders for a proper basket. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill," 28 June 2019 Hintze’s lighter blue sandwich and fried tater cart makes two. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Two of Portland’s best new food carts are teaming up," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of tater

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tater

by shortening & alteration

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