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[koo k-er]
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  1. an appliance or utensil for cooking: pressure cooker.
  2. a person employed in certain industrial processes, as in brewing or distilling, to operate cooking apparatus.
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Origin of cooker

First recorded in 1880–85; cook1 + -er1
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Related Words for cooker

heater, oven, microwave, kiln, cooker, boiler, lamp, warmer, jet

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British Dictionary definitions for cooker


  1. an apparatus, usually of metal and heated by gas, electricity, oil, or solid fuel, for cooking food; stove
  2. British any large sour apple used in cooking
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Word Origin and History for cooker


type of stove, 1884, from cook (v.) + -er (1).

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