tater

noun
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 But that can’t ruin Rachel’s dinner, which also includes a sweet-potato-tater-tots waffle with pork and bourbon maple syrup, along with chocolate mousse and cake for dessert. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Below Deck Recap: Off the Deep End," 4 Jan. 2021 The Dirty Fries are standard tater tots covered in dirty sauce and Hot Cheetos dust. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Sweet-savory corn dogs are a popular Korean street food. Now you can get them in Arizona," 4 Dec. 2020 In a few minutes before closing time, ordered a chocolate milkshake and mowed down a few of Brooke’s tater tots. oregonlive, "We visited 16 Columbia River Gorge waterfalls — in 1 day: Peak Northwest (video)," 26 Nov. 2020 Beefy King has seen its drive-through business swap places with its counter service as the most popular way customers order their roast beef sandwiches, tater tots and drinks, Woodrow said. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Struggling Orlando restaurants adjust ‘to a completely new way' of business," 9 Nov. 2020 The Chinese-style roast meat platters with pickles and five-spice tater tots were selling well, but didn’t really make sense with the menu at the couple’s modern Indonesian restaurant, Gado Gado, after the latter reopened for outdoor dining in July. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Oma’s Takeaway from Gado Gado takes over Whiskey Soda Lounge space with Chinese-style barbecue, ’cheeky’ Indonesian snacks," 29 Aug. 2020 The casino’s restaurant was also closed, though the snack bar was serving food like tater tots loaded with bacon and cheese. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "A doublethreat of coronavirus and wildfire doesn’t stop casino patrons in Lake County," 26 Aug. 2020 Quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower and tater tots are also options for the bowl base. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "Do you love mac and cheese? More locations of I Heart Mac & Cheese are on the way," 20 Aug. 2020 Each burger will come with tater tots or crinkle cut fries; smaller burgers will be sold in packs of three, six or 12. oregonlive, "‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams’ family-friendly Sellwood restaurant opens for takeout this Thursday," 6 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tater.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tater

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tater

by shortening & alteration

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tater

Statistics for tater

Last Updated

14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Tater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tater. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on tater

What made you want to look up tater? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!