- a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
- a person who gushes.
Origin of gusher
Examples from the Web for gusher
The doubling of the stock markets has created a gusher of capital gains taxes.The Battle of the Deficit Bulge Has Been Won
October 6, 2014
Uncertainty over dividend taxes spurred a gusher of special dividend payouts—7.5 times more than average.Fiscal Cliff Spurs Record Special Dividend Payouts
December 31, 2012
(In fact, four years ago, I wrote a book on the topic, Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence).Both Candidates Push Myth of Energy Independence
November 1, 2012
He scoffs at the recent recommendation of Donald Trump that the gusher can be plugged simply by blowing it up.Obama's Point Man on Oil Speaks
June 26, 2010
Environmentalists are in danger of missing the chance to give this gusher a name that will stick in the historical record.It's a Disaster: We Should Rename the Gulf "Spill"
May 25, 2010
In the course of a year or two, the first "gusher" was discovered.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
They're liable to bring in a gusher that'll send the price soaring.The Fifth Ace
We were obliged to say that we had not the pleasure of Mr. Gusher's acquaintance.
He knew that the Gusher told every Woman the same thing, playing no Favorites.
Of these two Friends, one was a Gusher and the other a Grouch.
- a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
- something, such as a spurting oil well, that gushes
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).