a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
a person who gushes.

Origin of gusher

First recorded in 1860–65; gush + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for gusher

oilfield, spout, jet, wildcat, oiler

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British Dictionary definitions for gusher



a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
something, such as a spurting oil well, that gushes
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Word Origin and History for gusher

"oil well that flows without pumping," 1886, agent noun from gush. Earlier in a sense of "overly effusive person" (1864).

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