ta·​ter ˈtā-tər How to pronounce tater (audio)
dialect : potato

Examples of tater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seared sea robin, smoked swordfish tater tots, and locally caught whiting wrapped in sugar kelp (tempura fried) are just some of the potentially sustainable dishes diners can find on the menu here. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 26 Oct. 2023 Be sure to thoroughly rinse off your taters with cold water before peeling them to ensure no stray pieces of dirt get in your mashed potatoes. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 Deep Fried Cheesy Crab Tater Bites: Crab meat, shredded potato and cheese are formed into tater tots, fried, and topped with cheesy Cajun sauce. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 6 July 2023 The tater tots in my stomach this morning also don’t feel awesome. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 5 Oct. 2023 Now, there’s yet another way to embrace Idaho’s tater talents: a potato trail. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 Pick out a picnic table and enjoy some crunchy tater tots with their tasty avocado burger. Sydni Walker, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 Even the more playful dishes, like tater tots dusted with chaat masala, feel like those clever snacks devised in a pinch by an enterprising home cook. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 If it's not all gobbled up in one supper, this dish freezes well and makes for delicious leftovers. 18 Cowboy Casserole Underneath a golden brown layer of tater tots, a scramble of beans, chiles, and lots of creamy Southwestern flavors await. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tater was in 1759

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“Tater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tater. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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