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toaster1

[toh-ster]
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noun
  1. an instrument or appliance for toasting bread, muffins, etc.
  2. a person who toasts something.

Origin of toaster1

First recorded in 1575–85; toast1 + -er1

toaster2

[toh-ster]
noun
  1. a person who proposes or joins in a toast to someone or something.

Origin of toaster2

First recorded in 1695–1705; toast2 + -er1
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toaster

noun
  1. a device for toasting bread, usually electric, and often equipped with an automatic timer
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Word Origin and History for toaster

n.

1580s, agent noun from toast (v.1). Electrical type is from 1913. In reference to a person who proposes or pledges a drinking toast, from 1704 (from toast (v.2)).

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