toast·er | \ˈtō-stər \

Definition of toaster 

: one that toasts especially : an electrical appliance for toasting

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Daphna and Liam go together about as well as a toaster and a bathtub. Matthew J. Palm,, "Trapped in a studio apartment with 'Bad Jews'," 30 June 2018 Indeed, as data collection gets increasingly personal, the effect on your life may become far more dramatic than toaster ads that chase you around the internet. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How Much Money Facebook Gets From Selling Your Data," 19 June 2018 Frozen bagel sales fell 7.4%, while frozen toaster pastries fell 5.9%, according to Nielsen. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Why the Frozen-Food Aisle Is Hot Right Now," 7 June 2018 The difference there, of course, is that this headset is a pre-built, all-in-one product, so there's no phone-toaster requirement. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Oculus Go review: The wireless-VR future begins today for only $199," 1 May 2018 While prices for services, such as haircuts, are rising, prices for goods—stuff like shoes and toasters—are not. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Where Rising Inflation Really Hurts," 12 July 2018 Better to make abject images of toasters and trash bags or painting in which accidents conveyed enigmatic meaning. Kathleen Hirsch,, "A portrait of the artist as an older woman," 29 June 2018 The three-time champ has showed off more dance moves, signed another toaster and was crushed by a fan in pop-a-shot. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Klay Thompson dances, signs toaster, loses to fan in pop-a-shot in China," 26 June 2018 Leftover waffles can be refrigerated or frozen and then reheated in a toaster. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Falafel Waffles With Armenian Cucumber Slaw," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of toaster

1582, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toaster

: an electrical device used for toasting bread


toast·er | \ˈtō-stər \

Kids Definition of toaster

: an electrical appliance for making slices of bread crisp, hot, and brown

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