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  1. a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
  2. a person who gushes.
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Origin of gusher

First recorded in 1860–65; gush + -er1
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  1. a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
  2. 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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