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[guhsh-er] /ˈgʌʃ ər/
a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
a person who gushes.
Origin of gusher
First recorded in 1860-65; gush + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Mr. gusher made a low bow, and pressed his hand to his heart in confirmation of what he had said.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • In the course of a year or two, the first "gusher" was discovered.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • It will be so very appropriate, my daughter, for you and Mr. gusher to lead off.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • Of these two Friends, one was a gusher and the other a Grouch.

    People You Know George Ade
  • Indeed Mr. gusher so turned his guns on Mr. Romer as to make his position extremely uncomfortable.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
British Dictionary definitions for gusher


a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
something, such as a spurting oil well, that gushes
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Word Origin and History for gusher

"oil well that flows without pumping," 1886, agent noun from gush. Earlier in a sense of "overly effusive person" (1864).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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