toast·​er ˈtō-stər How to pronounce toaster (audio)
plural toasters
: something or someone that toasts
especially : an electrical appliance for toasting see also toaster oven

Examples of toaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frying your bread in a skillet as opposed to the toaster is a game changer. Farideh Sadeghin, Saveur, 14 Sep. 2023 Boozy brunches are big, so Eggo has created Brunch in a Jar: a cream liqueur with flavors of maple syrup, butter, smoked bacon, and of course, their signature frozen toaster waffles. Elena Giardina,, 16 Aug. 2023 There are a lot of fancy toasters out there, ready to set you back hundreds of dollars, with their sleek design and nifty features. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 15 Aug. 2023 From toasters to electric guitars, coolers to toilet seats, almost every household object has a Hello Kitty iteration somewhere in the world. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2023 Another secret compartment has a toaster already loaded with bread. USA TODAY, 13 July 2023 The basic essentials include cookware, a coffee machine, a toaster, and fruit bowls, to name a few. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2023 But walking through that with really talented people, step by step, deciding how a machine might look, or a toaster or a car or a bus, that was really fun. Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 9 Aug. 2023 Why Colorful Kitchen Appliances Are Popular Today Colorful appliances, whether a bold red stand mixer or soft mint-green toaster, have long been found on the countertop. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toaster was in 1582

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“Toaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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toast·​er ˈtō-stər How to pronounce toaster (audio)
: an electrical appliance for toasting

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