tater

noun
ta·ter | \ ˈtā-tər \

Definition of tater 

1 dialect : potato

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The Wellington is open for dinner nightly, serving fried clams, tater tot poutine, steak-and-cheese crepes, and burgers topped with foie gras sauce. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Tables: Some big closings in Southie, and welcoming The Wellington," 7 June 2018 If a morning sugar rush isn’t your thing, Woody’s offers a smoked turkey breakfast sandwich ($7.49) and breakfast bowl with tater tots, scrambled eggs, and brisket gravy ($8.49). Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First Bite: Woody's Lunch Box in Disney's Toy Story Land," 11 July 2018 Feel free to take a break from the taters and strike a pose in the photo booth or get some temporary ink work done by Boise State University cheerleaders. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "It's never been easier, or maybe greasier, to support The Idaho Foodbank: Just eat fries!," 7 July 2018 Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Jiaxing in May used A.I.-powered facial-recognition technology to nab the alleged tater taker from a crowd of more than 20,000 people attending a performance by Hong Kong crooner Jacky Cheung. Clay Chandler, Fortune, "Why China Has An Edge In the A.I. Arms Race," 25 June 2018 But the truth is, taters can actually be a nutritious addition to many meals. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "17 Healthy Ways to Cook With Potatoes," 2 July 2018 After a burger and tater tots, two martinis and a mezcal cocktail, the bill was $45. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Who is the man in the fedora?," 13 June 2018 After a burger and tater tots, two martinis and a mezcal cocktail, the bill was $45. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Who is the man in the fedora? Baltimore restaurant owners say they've been stiffed by a dapper dine-and-dasher," 5 June 2018 Tena also loved the finer points of campus life, namely, the tater tots at the university cafeteria. Lauren Smiley, The Atlantic, "The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls," 23 May 2018

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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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