drummer

[druhm-er]

noun

a person who plays a drum.
a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.

Idioms

    march to a different drummer, to be motivated by a different set of values than the average person.

Origin of drummer

First recorded in 1565–75; drum1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for drummer

drummer

noun

a person who plays a drum or set of drums
mainly US a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
Australian and NZ slang the slowest shearer in a team
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Word Origin and History for drummer
n.

1570s, agent noun from drum (v.).

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Idioms and Phrases with drummer

drummer

see march to a different beat (drummer).

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