mixer

[mik-ser]

noun


Origin of mixer

First recorded in 1605–15; mix + -er1
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  • Nor did he sink his grievance on the arrival of the Mixer a few moments later.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Also I noted the absence of the Mixer and wondered how the host had contrived to eliminate her.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "Poor Jackson's face was a study," declared the Mixer to me later.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • An hour later I chanced to be with him in our detached hut, when the Mixer entered.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The Mixer regarded her son-in-law with some annoyance, I thought.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for mixer

mixer

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
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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