noun British Slang.
Origin of fresher
adjective, fresh·er, fresh·est.
- exciting; appealing; great.
- informed; up-to-date.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of fresh
Synonyms for fresh
Antonyms for fresh
Examples from the Web for fresher
Contemporary Examples of fresher
I needed to jump out of the show, into this, and back into that; it helped both things be fresher.Patricia Arquette Uncut: Drunken Mischief with Johnny Depp, ‘True Romance’ Crush, and ‘Boyhood’
July 16, 2014
Here are five expert-approved tactics that are guaranteed to make you feel like a better, fresher version of yourself.5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren’t Juice Cleanses)
February 20, 2014
Presumably a fresher poll conducted entirely post-deal will yield somewhat better numbers.On Syria, the Public, Process, and Results
September 17, 2013
Just what was "younger and fresher" about the Germans is unclear.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?
June 9, 2013
They make her face appear only fresher, her smile only brighter.Anne Smedinghoff, the Hero Diplomat We Lost in Afghanistan
April 9, 2013
Historical Examples of fresher
Gray Peter had been fresher than Sally at the end of the run of the day before.Way of the Lawless
The fresher they are the longer time they will require for boiling.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
If it had happened yesterday, the thing could not be fresher in their memories.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
For the purpose of mounting, fishes and reptiles must be fresh, and the fresher the better.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
This time I was a little in advance, as my horse was fresher, and took it first.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
noun plural -ers or -men
Word Origin for fresh
late 13c. "unsalted, pure, sweet, eager," metathesis of Old English fersc "unsalted," from West Germanic *friskaz (cf. Old Frisian fersk, Middle Dutch versch, Dutch vers, Old High German frisc, German frisch "fresh").
Probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic presinu "fresh," Lithuanian preskas "sweet." The metathesis, and the expanded Middle English senses of "new, pure, eager" are probably by influence of (or in some instances, from) Old French fres (fem. fresche), from Proto-Germanic *frisko-, and thus related to the English word. The Germanic root also is the source of Italian and Spanish fresco. Related: Freshly; freshness.
"impudent, presumptuous," 1848, U.S. slang, probably from German frech "insolent, cheeky," from Old High German freh "covetous," related to Old English frec "greedy, bold" (see freak (n.)).
In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh
- fresh as a daisy
- fresh out of
- breath of fresh air