mixer

[ mik-ser ]
/ ˈmɪk sər /

noun

Origin of mixer

First recorded in 1605–15; mix + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for mixer

mixer

/ (ˈmɪksə) /

noun

a person or thing that mixes
informal
  1. a person considered in relation to his ability to mix socially
  2. a person who creates trouble for others
a kitchen appliance, usually electrical, used for mixing foods, etc
a drink such as ginger ale, fruit juice, etc, used in preparing cocktails
electronics a device in which two or more input signals are combined to give a single output signal
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Word Origin and History for mixer

mixer


n.

1610s, "worker who mixes," agent noun from mix (v.). As a type of machine, from 1876. Meaning "troublemaker" attested by 1938; sense of "social gathering to mingle and get acquainted" dates from 1916.

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