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blender

[blen-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that blends.
  2. an electric culinary grinding and mixing appliance, consisting of a container with propellerlike blades at the bottom that are whirled by a high-speed motor to purée, chop, or mix foods.
  3. pastry blender.
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Origin of blender

First recorded in 1870–75; blend + -er1
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Related Words

blender, mixer, juicer

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  • One blender insists that every blend should contain three coffees.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • I wrote to Mr. Blender about it, and he promised to get an Indian guide for us.

  • Next to beat bean, next to beat bean next to be blender, next to between, next to between in intend intender.

    Geography and Plays

    Gertrude Stein

  • Meanwhile, Mr. Blender and some men from the railroad freight office were loading the other wagon.

  • Well start early in the morning, said Mr. Blender as the boys were getting ready to retire.


British Dictionary definitions for blender

blender

noun
  1. a person or thing that blends
  2. Also called: liquidizer a kitchen appliance with blades used for puréeing vegetables, blending liquids, etc
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Word Origin and History for blender

n.

person or thing that blends, 1872, agent noun from blend (v.). As a type of electric-powered food processor, from 1942.

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