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mixer

[mik-ser]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that mixes.
  2. a person, with reference to sociability: She's a good mixer to have at a large party.
  3. a kitchen utensil or an electrical appliance having one or more beaters and used in mixing, beating, or blending foods.
  4. Also mix. a beverage, as ginger ale, fruit juice, or soda water that can be combined with liquor to produce a mixed drink, especially a highball.
  5. Audio. an electronic device for blending, fading, substitution, etc., of sounds from various sources, as from microphones or separately recorded soundtracks, for broadcast or recording.
  6. Radio and Television, Recording. a technician who operates a mixer in a studio.
  7. the person responsible for the original recording of a movie soundtrack.Compare recordist.
  8. a social event, as a party or dance, where people can meet informally.
  9. mixing faucet.
  10. Metallurgy. a container for blending and storing molten pig iron from several blast furnaces.
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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
  1. a person or thing that mixes
  2. informal
    1. a person considered in relation to his ability to mix socially
    2. a person who creates trouble for others
  3. a kitchen appliance, usually electrical, used for mixing foods, etc
  4. a drink such as ginger ale, fruit juice, etc, used in preparing cocktails
  5. electronics a device in which two or more input signals are combined to give a single output signal
  6. short for sound mixer, vision mixer
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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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