Definition for masher (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for masher
The Growler and the Masher rolled him in one of the blankets of the bed and tied him up securely.
So he is ever ready to drink a social glass, to give a pun and to be a "masher on the girls."Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
The earnest, ambitious young gentlewoman you are watching over is not often attractive to the "masher."Stage Confidences|Clara Morris
And why, next day, did he send the Masher to find out things in the neighbourhood of Montmaur?
A street-car "masher" tried in every way to attract the attention of the pretty young girl opposite him.Toaster's Handbook|Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Word Origin and History for masher
"thing that mashes," c.1500, agent noun from mash (v.). Meaning "would-be lady-killer" is from 1875, American English, perhaps in use from 1860, probably from mash (v.) on notion either of "pressing one's attentions," or of "crushing someone else's emotions" (cf. crush).
He was, to use a Western expression, a 'regular heart-smasher among the women; and it may not be improper to state, just here, that no one had a more exalted opinion of his capabilities in that line than the aforesaid 'Jo' himself. ["Harper's New Monthly Magazine," March 1861]
He had a weakness to be considered a regular masher of female hearts and a very wicked young man with the fair sex generally, but there was not a well-authenticated instance of his ever having broken a heart in his life, nor likely to be one. [Gilbert A. Pierce, "Zachariah, The Congressman," Chicago, 1880]
Also in use late 19c were mash (n.) "a romantic fixation, crush" (1884); mash (v.) "excite sentimental admiration" (1882); mash-note "love letter" (1890).