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

Definition of tater

1 dialect : potato

Examples of tater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu, inspired by the street food on Avenida Revolución in Tijuana, features shrimp tacos, a lobster burrito, carne asada tater tots and a churro sundae. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Tacos and sandwiches: 32 restaurants and bars that opened in December 2019 in metro Phoenix," 2 Jan. 2020 The tater tots can be ordered with various toppings. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Bobcat Bonnie's 5th location coming to Mall at Partridge Creek," 18 Dec. 2019 The classic side options include onion rings, french fries and tater tots. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Kermit’s Hot Dog House: Where there's no drive-through or website, but there is a drive-in," 20 Nov. 2019 At first, Cracked only served breakfast sandwiches, burritos, tater tots and coffee. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Grab-and-go breakfast in Wicker Park, a new West Loop bar, plus more Chicago restaurant openings and closings," 6 Nov. 2019 On the table, there's a giant plate of pancakes (maybe the new Butter Pecan Pancakes with Pumpkin Butter?), plus a separate plate filled with thick-cut bacon, scrambled eggs, and crispy, housemade tater tots. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "This Is What Joanna Gaines Orders at Magnolia Table," 19 Oct. 2019 My mom was baking a family favorite, tater tots from the freezer. Jay Deitcher, Longreads, "To Love and Protect Each Other — From Bigotry," 29 Sep. 2019 The pair then tries to outdo each other with increasingly elaborate gifts, including a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, 30 hot dogs, orange juice with toothpaste, a bucket of tater tots, a stack of pancakes, and calcium chews. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Brad Pitt, Jimmy Fallon out-order each other in hilarious Tonight Show skit," 20 Sep. 2019 Crunchy tater tots will come out of the oven at the same time. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Watching football today — one game at a time," 15 Sep. 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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20 Jan 2020

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“Tater.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tater. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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