[ bey-ther ]

  1. a person or thing that bathes.

  2. bathers, (used with a plural verb)Australian Informal. a bathing suit.

Origin of bather

1630–40; bathe + -er1; cf. -s3

Words Nearby bather Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bather in a sentence

  • Its saltness is remarkable, for the bather sits in deep water much as in an armchair, with his head and shoulders emerging.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • The proprieties did not matter with this bather, who p. 40soon learnt how to splash us.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • Weyburn was attracted by a diminutive white tent, of sentry-box shape, evidently a bather's, quite as evidently a fair bather's.

  • Sally was denouncing meteorology as imposture when the returning bather produced the effect recorded.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • Here bathing wagons are drawn by a strong horse into the ocean, where the bather can take his cool plunge.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton