Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

charger1

[chahr-jer] /ˈtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that charges.
2.
a horse of a kind suitable to be ridden in battle.
3.
Electricity. an apparatus that charges storage batteries.
Origin of charger1
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; charge + -er1

charger2

[chahr-jer] /ˈtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a platter.
2.
a large, shallow dish for liquids.
Origin
First recorded in 1275-1325, charger is from the Middle English word chargeour. See charge, -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for charger
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Allen was mounted on the major's charger, and was ordered to swim the river.

  • The man told us of a charger which one of the officers in the garrison was trying to get rid of.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • As they brought forward my charger, I sought with my eyes Madonna Paola.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • So he put on the whole accoutrement, mounted his charger, and galloped to the front.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • One of his squires leapt down and set Cyrus on his own charger.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Xenophon, mounted on his charger, rode beside his men, and roused their ardour the while.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • Like a Banat charger I had a kick in me, after all their teaching and training.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • How am I a sharer in his triumphs, save as the charger that marches in the cavalcade?

British Dictionary definitions for charger

charger1

/ˈtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that charges
2.
a large strong horse formerly ridden into battle
3.
a device for charging or recharging an accumulator or rechargeable battery

charger2

/ˈtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
(antiques) a large dish for serving at table or for display
Word Origin
C14 chargeour something to bear a load, from chargen to charge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for charger
n.

late 15c., "one who loads," agent noun from charge (v.). Meaning "horse ridden in charging" is from 1762.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for charger

charger

noun

A driver,espofa hot rod (1950s+ Hot rodders)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for charger

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for charger

13
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for charger